The LH2 bunker vessel has cargo capacity of 9,000m³, with a cargo containment system designed to maximise insulation performance and meet the most stringent safety requirements

Liquid hydrogen bunker vessel design unveiled

A 9,000m³ liquid hydrogen (LH2) bunker vessel design has been developed by a group of companies – Moss Maritime, Wilhelmsen, Equinor – and classification society DNV GL.

Sponsored by Innovation Norway, the project was set up to identify the challenges associated with the handling, transport and storage of liquid hydrogen which has a boiling point of -253°C and is seen by some as a viable carbon-free marine fuel option for the future.
Tor Skogan, vice president of LNG at Moss Maritime, commented: “Moss Maritime has utilised its long-standing experience from design of Moss LNG carriers in the development of the liquid hydrogen bunker vessel, where liquefied hydrogen at a temperature of -253°C will offer advantages over pressurised hydrogen gas in relation to transportation costs.
“We are ready to support the ship industry in implementing solutions for liquefied hydrogen for future projects,” he said. 

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
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