Prime Marine Corporation

Prime Marine, CIMC SOE, and TGE Form Joint Development Project to Optimize CO2 Ship Designs

Prime Marine joins forces with Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co., LTD and TGE Marine Gas engineering for optimizing the design of small and medium scale CO2 carriers with a capacity varying from 7,000 to 22,000 cubic meters, focusing on a number of CCS projects that Prime Marine is involved in together with other industry partners.

“We are excited to work with the experts on liquefied Gas carrier and gas handling systems on such a niche market and transportation model as the CO2 transportation for CCS purposes. We aspire to be one of the leading companies in transporting liquefied carbon dioxide for sequestration or utilization purposes and we are happy to bring such valued partners in our long journey ahead” Stathis Topouzoglou, CEO of Prime Marine said.

The project will focus on the cargo tank and cargo handling system technical details and optimize their design characteristics for three different ship sizes, based on the operational profiles that Prime Marine has defined for the projects working on.

“We are proud and excited to work on this project with an experienced shipyard such as CIMC SOE. The logistical concept worked out by Prime Marine impressed us and facilitated the decision to participate in this study”, Florian Krauss, Proposal Manager from TGE said.

The partners will also investigate a number of available solutions for reducing the ships’ emissions, such as energy efficiency systems, shore power connection, alternative fuels and even onboard carbon capture systems and will work on enhancing their effective integration within the typical ships’ systems.

“We have been closely following up the development of the Onboard Carbon Capture Systems over the last couple of years and we find meaningful their first full scale applications to start on CO2 carriers, since they will be operating within the CCS supply chain”, Stavros Niotis Prime Marine’s Chief Sustainability Officer said, “There is nothing more inspiring than working towards a Zero Emissions ship design for a vessel that will be serving other industries to meet their Net Zero emissions targets”, he added.