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Samsung Engineering and Carbon Clean partners on marine carbon capture solutions

Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd. (SECL), one of the world’s leading engineering solutions and project management companies in the world, with an ambition to lead in the energy transition, and Carbon Clean, a global leader in point source carbon capture solution have signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA), to explore opportunities for Onboard Carbon Capture solutions (OCCS) projects.

Onboard carbon capture is expected to play a vital role in tackling emissions from shipping in the mid-term by enabling ships to capture the CO2 they emit while operating - plugging the gap while low-carbon fuels, such as green ammonia, methanol and hydrogen, and the associated onshore infrastructure, are developed and scaled up.

The JDA will focus on optimising Carbon Clean’s breakthrough modular carbon capture technology, CycloneCC, for use onboard ships. With equipment that is ten times smaller than a conventional carbon capture unit and a 50% smaller footprint, CycloneCC is well suited to the marine environment where space is extremely limited.

Hong Namkoong, President and CEO of Samsung Engineering said: “Samsung Engineering’s expertise and experience in EPC, as well as our excellent track record in modularisation projects has led to this JDA for developing OCCS projects with Carbon Clean. This strategic alliance will create viable solutions for major global clients by combining the excellence of both companies and create a sustainable path for the future in this era of energy transition.”

Aniruddha Sharma, Chair and CEO of Carbon Clean added: “Accounting for 3% of global CO2 emissions, decarbonising the shipping industry plays a significant role in the net zero puzzle. I look forward to our partnership with Samsung Engineering to offer carbon capture onboard ships. Carbon Clean’s breakthrough modular carbon capture technology, CycloneCC, is ideally suited for use on ships given its 10 times equipment size reduction and high performance. Carbon Clean is focused on delivering technology for all hard-to-abate industries, including the maritime industry, and I am looking forward to delivering real solutions to the shipping industry with Samsung Engineering as our strategic partners.”

There is growing pressure to decarbonise shipping, given the enhanced emissions targets set earlier this year by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). In the 80th Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80), the IMO has adopted a more aggressive GHG strategy, which includes a 20% reduction in emissions by 2030, a 70% reduction by 2040, and net-zero emissions by 2050. OCCS is a key solution to cut greenhouse gas emissions from ships by capturing carbon dioxide generated during vessel operations. Through this JDA, SECL and Carbon Clean will work together to expand their OCCS business.

SECL and Carbon Clean signed the JDA at an official signing ceremony on October 3rd at the 2023 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC). The signing ceremony was attended by Cheonhong Park, EVP Head of Sustainable Solution Business Division and Wonsik Cho, VP Sustainable Technology Business Team from Samsung Engineering and Aniruddha Sharma, Chair and CEO and Krishna Kumar Singhania, Chief Growth Officer from Carbon Clean.