Peter Livanos-controlled carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) EcoLog has firmed up a wind-assisted, liquefied CO2 carrier design with ship designer Deltamarin.

In a statement, Deltamarin said the design has been readied “for the purpose of tendering at shipyards worldwide”.

EcoLog is in the process of developing CCUS midstream projects covering import and export terminals along with LCO2 shipping. It is aiming for a first start-up in late 2028.

Deltamarin described the new LCO2 design as “intra-EU [European Union], short range, low pressure, and shallow draft”.

The company said various solutions were studied to optimise the vessel for LCO2 transportation.

This included looking at different configurations of the cargo containment and handling system, considering the effect of the wide variety of CO2 compositions.

Deltamarin said the LNG dual-fuelled propulsion, shore power and wind assistance are integrated into the design to help minimise the vessel’s environmental footprint.

EcoLog is planning to build up a fleet of LCO2 carriers that will link hard-to-abate emitters with cost-competitive sequestration sites and CO2 re-use facilities.

In 2022 it teamed up with engineering construction and procurement company Bechtel to study these facilities.

EcoLog is looking at shipping CO2 from Europe to the US and Asia to Australia.