C02 Capture Plant Installed on Coal Carrier CORONA UTILITY
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd has been conducting a joint project with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co Ltd and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai to develop C02 capture plant onboard vessel as part of the "Research and Development for advancing marine resources technologies". The installation of the small C02 capture plant has been installed on the coal carrier "CORONA UTILITY", operated by “K” LINE for Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd Yokohama Works.
After departure of the vessel from MHI Yokohama, experts from Mitsubishi Shipbuilding will be on board the vessel for one voyage to commission the small C02 capture plant, evaluate its operation performance at sea, and analyze the captured C02. After that, until the end of FY 2021, the ship's crew will evaluate the operation, safety and operability of the C02 capture plant, and will conduct demonstration tests in order to commercialize the plant such as downsizing in size and weight, efficiency of C02 capture system with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding.