MOL installs carbon capture system on LR1 tanker

LR1 product tanker Nexus Victoria
Mitsui OSK Lines is set to equip the LR1 product tanker, Connections victory, with an integrated CO2 capture system, a first for a Japanese operator. The Filtree System by Value Maritime can remove sulfur oxides, particulates, and recover up to 10% CO2. Installation on the 75,000-tonne vessel is expected by year-end, aligning with MOL's goal of net zero emissions by 2050.
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Mitsui OSK Lines, a Japanese operator, is set to install an integrated CO2 capture system on its product tanker LR1, Connections victory. This marks the first commercial installation of such a system on a ship by a Japanese operator. The system, known as the “Filtree System,” is a hybrid scrubber-CCS system manufactured by Rotterdam-based company Value Maritime. It can remove 99% of sulfur oxides and particulates from exhaust gases and recover up to 10% of CO2, which can be utilized by greenhouses, synthetic fuel companies, and other end users.

The Connections victory, with a deadweight capacity of 75,000 tonnes, will be the largest vessel installation for Value Maritime and the first to involve an LR1 product tanker. The installation is expected to be completed before the end of the year, marking a significant milestone for the company. Laurens Visser, Commercial Manager at Value Maritime, expressed hopes that this project will be the first of many collaborations with Japanese customers in implementing decarbonization initiatives.

The initiative aligns with MOL’s environmental strategy to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The company is actively expanding its business in the CCS/CCUS value chain, securing new projects and accelerating value chain development. By investing in sustainable technologies like the CO2 capture system, MOL is demonstrating its commitment to reducing its environmental impact and promoting a greener future for the shipping industry.

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