Wartsila to install CCS on ethylene carrier
Finnish tech company Wartsila has signed an agreement to retrofit a ethylene carrier owned by Norway's Solvang with a carbon capture and storage (CCS) system, it said on October 20.
Wartsila will design the CCS system and install it on board with Clipper Eos carrier by 2023, with the aim of reducing its CO2 emissions at the point of exhaust by 70%. It is set to complete a 1-MW test system at its Moss headquarters in Norway this autumn.
"We are only two or three years away from bringing to market another vital tool in shipping's decarbonisation toolkit," Wartsila Exhaust Treatment director Sigurd Jenssen commented.
Solvang CEO Edvin Endressen added that the technology "could be an important key to decarbonise the world's deep-sea fleet."
The Clipper Eos has been chartered by Japan's Marubeni since its delivery from the shipyard in 2019.