Illustration of the hydrogen ship design

(Source: C-Job Naval Architects)

Ship design firm unveils details of new liquid hydrogen carrier

C-Job Naval Architects and LH2 Europe have released details of a 37,500m3 liquid hydrogen carrier design that could pave the way for a new green energy trade between Scotland and Germany by 2027.

The 141m-long vessel will be powered by hydrogen fuel cells and will emit only water. It will have a trapezium-shaped hull providing deck space for three liquid hydrogen storage tanks, enough to refuel 400,000 medium-sized hydrogen-fuelled cars or 20,000 heavy trucks, the companies said.

Dr. Peter Wells, CEO of LH2 Europe, said: “Hydrogen will be essential to the future of energy. It is up to us how quickly we can make that happen. LH2 Europe aims to have a full liquid hydrogen supply chain ready by 2027. We plan to initially deliver 100 tonnes per day of green hydrogen and ramp up production to 300 tonnes per day within three years, depending on demand.”

The ship is expected to be delivered from an as yet unnamed shipyard six months prior to the first liquid hydrogen cargoes in 2027.

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