ABS completes industry-first audit of ECOLOG for the operation of LCO2 carriers


ABS has awarded ECOLOG, a mid-stream Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration (CCUS) service provider, with an industry first ISM Document of Compliance for the operation of liquified CO2 carriers on behalf of the Bermuda flag administration.

ABS audited ECOLOG to verify compliance with the International Safety Management Code.
ECOLOG plans to build and own CO2 terminals and a carrier fleet to service the emerging CCUS sector, connecting hard to abate emitters with cost competitive sequestration sites and carbon utilisation facilities.

“Carbon capture, utilisation and storage will be critical for the decarbonization of hard to abate sectors such as steel, petrochemicals and cement. ABS is committed to supporting first movers to develop the technology and the wider carbon value chain. That is why we are proud to be able to use our insight to support ECOLOG with the development of their fleet,” said Vassilios Kroustallis (pictured), ABS Senior Vice President, Global Business Development.

“This Document of Compliance is a recognition of ECOLOG successfully completing a first of its kind design, operating procedures and operational framework for the ECOLOG Integrated Management System,” said Panos Deligiannis, ECOLOG Head of Shipping. “ECOLOG is now approved to manage LCO2 carriers, continuing its pioneering role in the CCUS market and leveraging the development of a worldwide liquid CO2 carrier fleet.”