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  • 2022 January 18 15:04

    Knutsen and NYK establish new company for liquified CO2 Transportation and storage

    NYK and the Knutsen Group of Norway have established a joint venture company for the commercial development of a liquefied CO2 marine transportation and storage business worldwide using the Knutsen developed technology PCO2® which allows transport of liquified CO2 at ambient temperatures, according to Knutsen's release. NYK and the Knutsen Group, will each hold 50% stake in the new company, which has been named Knutsen NYK Carbon Carriers AS (KNCC). KNCC will also build and operate low/mid pressure vessels based on other technologies.

    Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is an effective and necessary concept for realizing a carbon-neutral society. In this value chain, liquefied CO2 carriers play an essential role in transporting liquefied CO2 to the sites where it is stored and/or utilized. The demand for liquefied CO2 carriers is expected to grow rapidly going forward.

    The Knutsen Group and NYK have an innovative approach towards using and further developing new technology to meet a carbon neutral future. Being part of the same group as the world leading operator of Shuttle tankers through Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT), KNCC will provide customers with a unique competence for advanced transport including liquefied CO2 loading and offloading onshore and offshore. Through KNCC we will combine our extensive knowledge of ship operation and management to achieve the early realization of not only small and medium-sized vessels but also large liquefied CO2 vessel operations. The establishment of this joint venture will be an important foothold for participation in the CCUS value chain.

    Svein Steimler, president and CEO of NYK Group Europe Ltd. and Trygve Seglem, owner and president of the Knutsen Group, will be the chair and vice-chair of the Board of Directors of KNCC.

    Anders Lepsøe has been appointed chief executive officer of the company. He has a broad international business ackground with extensive experience from the oil & gas-, financing-, and shipping industries.




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