DNV has published new guidelines for the safe installation of OCCS systems onboard ships
Assurance and risk management company DNV has published new guidelines for the safe installation of onboard carbon capture and storage (OCCS) systems on passenger ships and other vessels.
There are currently no statutory safety regulations for OCCS systems onboard ships, but DNV’s guidelines cover all aspects of safe installation on both newbuild ships and existing vessels being retrofitted. They have been designed to be used across the supply chain by ship designers, builders, OCCS system manufacturers, and shipowners.
The guidelines are based on DNV’s classification requirements, however additional requirements may be imposed by a ship’s flag administrations. They also cover alternative solutions for carbon capture.
“Our new guidelines for onboard OCCS systems aim to support the industry as it faces strict requirements for emissions reduction,” said Chara Georgopoulou, head of maritime research and development and advisory Greece, senior research engineer II, OCCS manager. “A focus on safety is crucial for new technology and must be prioritised. While CCS technology is already known in land-based industry, its application onboard ships is relatively unproven. Our guidelines provide a framework for installation, offering support for stakeholders in the industry, while contributing to reducing emissions and driving the maritime industry towards a more sustainable future.”
Read DNV’s full guidelines on its website.