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ClassNK offers "Guidelines for Shipboard CO2 Capture and Storage Systems"

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 27, 2023

Image courtesy ClassNK

Image courtesy ClassNK

ClassNK released "Guidelines for Shipboard CO2 Capture and Storage Systems". The guidelines include provisions for indicating the class
notation for vessels equipped with CO2 capture and storage systems or designed as "ready" for their installation.

In addition to fuel transition, interest in capturing CO2 from ships' exhaust gas is growing as a way to reduce GHG emissions, and the development of onboard systems for capturing and storing CO2 is being undertaken. ClassNK has joined "Carbon Capture on the Ocean (CC-Ocean)" project with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. on the world’s first marine-based CO2 capture system on actual voyage, and has been involved in the evaluation and verification of the entire project from a safety perspective.

ClassNK published the guidelines that cover an overview of shipboard CO2 capture and storage systems, including safety requirements related to the systems and their installation on the ships, and provisions for the notation indicating the vessels are equipped with such systems or
designed as "ready" for their installation.

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