Future ship designs are expected to be influenced by this work as reported by UpStream.
Using an LH2 storage tank design, US contractor McDermott’s storage business line CB&I and South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering want to conduct a feasibility study for a big liquid hydrogen (LH2) carrier.
Daewoo will look into and develop the general design of the vessel to install the LH2 storage tank while CB&I will assess its LH2 storage tank design for ocean-going ships.
The work done on the feasibility study is anticipated to help with the design of a large-scale LH2 carrier in the future.
Carbon reduction target
The spheres made by the US contractor can store LH2 at minus 252.8 zero degrees Celsius, and the corporation is almost finished building the largest LH2 sphere in the world in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
In order to assist nations like South Korea in achieving their carbon reduction targets in a hydrogen economy, McDermott said it is becoming more and more important to be able to transport significant amounts of hydrogen across oceans.
According to Cesar Canals, senior vice president of CB&I, “the development of LH2 storage for ocean-bound vessels is vital given South Korea’s concentration on a carbon-neutral environment.”
“Daewoo’s technical superiority is a perfect complement to our expertise in developing and constructing field-erected pressure spheres for LH2 storage,” says the company.
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