A hydrogen and ammonia production platform developed by the Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO) has been granted approval in principle (AiP) in respect of safety and feasibility by ABS.
The multi-functional platform designed by KRISO produces green hydrogen with renewable electricity from a wind farm. Its features include a desalination plant that turns sea water into fresh water; an electrolysis system that produces hydrogen by electrolysing water; a compression system to pressurises the hydrogen, a nitrogen generation system that separates nitrogen from air; and an ammonia synthesis system that produces ammonia from a reaction with hydrogen.
“Hydrogen is the golden molecule that will continue to grow as the key component in the worldwide endeavour to build a sustainable energy landscape,” declared Panos Koutsourakis, ABS vice president, Global Sustainability. “Production of hydrogen, particularly green hydrogen derived from renewable sources, is critical to the realisation of a worldwide hydrogen economy. With its huge network and experience, the shipping industry is primed to be a cornerstone in this initiative.”
KRISO president, Keyyong Hong, commented: “The hydrogen and ammonia production platform developed by KRISO can produce hydrogen and ammonia without carbon emissions using marine renewable energy. In the future, KRISO will continue to develop sustainable marine energy and eco-friendly ship technologies in order to achieve net zero in the ocean.”
Hydrogen/ammonia plant awarded ABS approval