Bureau Veritas approves floating liquified hydrogen (LH2) import terminal

Bureau Veritas (BV) has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to LATTICE Technology for its design and development of a 75,000 CbM floating liquified hydrogen (LH2) import terminal. 

The import terminal will receive the liquefied hydrogen from an LH2 carrier and store it, allowing for gas and liquid hydrogen to be supplied on demand. All the terminal functions are contained on a barge – a non-propelled floating unit, that can be fabricated and tested in a shipyard before delivery.

The LH2 containment system, the V-CCS (Vacuum Cargo Containment System), consists of a Lattice Pressure Vessel (LPV) with vacuum polyurethane insulation and a flexible gas-tight membrane barrier to minimize the size of the barge hull, eliminate boil-off and substantially reduce the insulation weight.

The barge-mounted import terminal is an innovative and fast-track solution for intercontinental shipping of liquid hydrogen in that it can be fabricated and deployed in a copy-and-paste way to shorten the delivery time with cost effectiveness, fabrication quality, and operational safety secured.

… said Daejun Chang, Technical Supervisor of LATTICE Technology

The certificate was delivered to Keunoh Park, CEO of LATTICE Technology, by Drago Pinteric, Marine Chief Executive, Korea – Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, in a ceremony on the 6th September, at Gastech 2023 in Singapore.

The floating LH2 terminal project team is led by Korean and Australian companies: LATTICE Technology, KOMAC, KOGAS Tech, KAIST, Elecseed and LH2 Energy. This international collaboration project is funded by the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP).

The project will be continued with further design development and optimization of the integrated unit until the end of 2023.

We are particularly pleased to have been involved in this technology project and look forward to supporting its onward development.

… said Alexander Gregg-Smith, Senior Vice President of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore North Asia Zone

To remind, yesterday Bureau Veritas (BV) also issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to the CSSC Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group for the world’s largest Liquified Natural Gas Carrier (LNGC) design.

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