ClassNK certifies world’s first onboard CCS installation on EVERGREEN Neopanamax container vessel

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ClassNK has granted its ‘SCCS-Full’ class notation to EVER TOP (pictured), a Neopanamax container vessel owned by EVERGREEN. The notation signifies that the vessel is now equipped with an onboard CO2 capture and storage (CCS) systems, marking it as the world’s first Neopanamax container vessel to be retrofitted with such systems.

The CCS systems, designed and developed by Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute, were installed at Huarun Dadong Dockyard Co., Ltd. (HRDD). ClassNK reviewed the system components and the installation plan, aligning with its comprehensive ‘Guidelines for Shipboard CO2 Capture and Storage Systems’. The risk assessment through Hazard Identification (HAZID) and the onsite installation process were also examined. Following confirmation of compliance with the relevant requirements, the ground-breaking SCCS-Full notation was duly affixed to the vessel.

Masaki Matsunaga, Corporate Officer / Director of Plan Approval and Technical Solution Division, ClassNK said: “As the crucial action of first movers, ClassNK deeply respects the ambitious and practical application of CCS systems taken by EVERGREEN and involved parties to advance GHG abatement technology implementation. It is our great honour to be a part of this outstanding collaboration, and we are committed to supporting proactive initiatives toward decarbonization by providing appropriate standards, surveys, and certifications.”

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