Steel cut on Northern Lights’ third LNG-fuelled LCO2 carrier

Northern Lights, the joint venture between Equinor, Shell and TotalEnergies, has announced that the first steel has been cut on its third LNG-fuelled liquefied CO2 ship.

As previously reported, the 7,500 cubic metre (cbm) vessel, which will also be equipped with a Norsepower rotor sail and air lubrication technology, was ordered last September.

‘Yesterday our Project Site Manager Frank Ollerhead did the honours of carrying out the first steel cut for the third ship in the Northern Lights fleet,’ Northern Lights said in a social media post. ‘Congratulations to the team on yet another milestone in the development of one of the largest dedicated CO2 shipping fleets.’

In February, it was announced that “K” Line would be chartering the vessel.

The first two vessels are scheduled for delivery before the end of the year. A fourth vessel, which will be chartered out to Bernhard Schulte, was ordered in December 2023.

Image: Northern Lights

Rhys Berry