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CO2LOS - CO2 ship transport - new solutions

The CO2LOS project ( I-III) focuses on ship transport of CO2. CO2LOS I started as an small scale initiative from Brevik Engineering AS and SINTEF, and investigated the potential for ship transport in CCS- and possible pathways to reduce the cost of CO2 transportation. The worked showed that more investigation was needed and several partners joined in an application that was submitted to CLIMIT.

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In 2019, CO2LOS II started- aiming to reduce the cost of CO2 ship transportation by utilizing new technology and investigate optimization possibilities in the logistic chain. The result of CO2LOS II s was a toolbox where 13 different work packages was included and sevral aspects within ship transport of CO2 was analysed. The final report is free to be downloaded in the " report" folder.

Based on the knowledge and results from CO2LOS II, we increased our partner consortium and focused on some of the areas that had been discussed in the project. CO2LOS III started in 2021, and gives a deeper dive in both cost models, design of ships and terminals, zero emission shipping and investigation of possibility of reducing manning or have an unmanned SFI.  CO2LOS III will be finalized in 2023, and an open report will be available at this website.  Some of our work will also be presented in papers and presentations in for instance  the GHGT- 16 conference.

Project owner is  Brevik Engineering AS, og funding is from CLIMT. 

CO2LOS III workpackages:

  • WP 1 Cost model for ship and pipeline
  • WP2 Design of large CO2 ship ( ~50 000t)
  • WP3 Design of floating terminals
  • WP 4 Zero emission shipping
  • WP 5 Investigation of unmanned SFI
  • WP6  Batchwise injection
  • WP 7 Class code and regulations

CO2LOS II workpackages:

  • WP1 CO2 Conditions and Design Basis​
  • WP2 Ship Technology ​
  • WP3 Logistics, Terminal and Port Technology ​
  • WP4 Offshore unloading ​
  • WP5 Logistics GHG impact​
  • WP6 Low pressure design​
  • WP7 CO2 capture onboard
  • WP8 Ship Tanks beyond prescriptive Class Rules
  • WP9 Multipurpose use of ships
  • WP10 Offshore unloading
  • WP11 Floating liquefaction facility
  • WP12 Carbon Limits database
  • WP13 Benchmarking Northern Lights

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Project duration

2019 - 2023