Headway CCS (Carbon Capture System) gets DNV AiP

The Carbon Capture and Storage system (CCS) from Headway is one of the few that have received Approval in Principle from DNV.

The Carbon Capture and Storage system (CCS) from Headway Technology Group is one of the few that have received Approval in Principle from DNV.


Recently, CCS independently developed by Headway Technology Group (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. obtained the Approval in Principle (AIP) certificate. Officially issued by the DNV Classification Society, this made Headway one of the few companies in this field in the world with this recognition.

Key Features

Headway CCS system stands out with many advantages such as small size, low power consumption, convenient operation, etc. Note that, Headway holds a number of patents and software copyrights. This enables the development of energy-saving and efficient solutions for ships, in order to cope with CO2 emission reduction targets. 

It is reported that the Headway CCS is based on the EEXI and CII rules issued by the IMO in 2021. Particularly, it can work under various working loads when the ship is sailing. Moreover, it can autonomously calculate and adjust the CO2 collection ratio to meet the limits of EEXI and CII.

How to Calculate CII?

Furthermore, Headway is also carrying out a customized layout design of each part of the module of the CCS system. Therefore, making it suitable for different vessel arrangements. 

At the moment, CCS is considered to be the most economical and feasible solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) on a large scale and slow down global warming. The system is capable of capturing and storing CO2 and other GHG produced by the engines onboard the ship. Indicating by Headway engineers, the CCS system of the traditional land-based technical route meets a big challenge for the operating environment on board.

Since the establishment of the project in 2018, the Headway R&D team has conducted applicability research on various ship decarbonization methods. Combined with ship operating conditions and offshore working environment, they developed a CCS system using hypergravity technology. It has a small size, low power consumption, low cost, convenient operation, and many more advantages.


Headway is a high-tech enterprise with the purpose of scientific and technological innovation. It has independently developed and launched high-profile marine products in recent years such as; new marine fuel (LNG/LPG, methanol) supply system and a marine exhaust gas cleaning system. These have been recognized by various major players in the industry.

Next, Headway will continue to introduce upgraded solutions and high-end products which are suitable for ship installation for global partners. Hence, contributing to the carbon emission reduction and sustainable development of the shipping industry.

Source: Headway

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