DNV has awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) to HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (HD KSOE) and its subsidiaries, HD Hyundai Heavy Industry (HD HHI) and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) for their new hydrogen system.
As explained, HD KSOE aims to complete development of the hydrogen carrier technology that enables large-capacity hydrogen transportation and storage by around 2030.
Sustainably produced zero and low carbon hydrogen has been identified as a key part of the world’s energy transition. Efficient transport by ship faces a number of challenges, including the complexity of holding hydrogen at minus 253 degrees Celsius, some 100 degrees colder than LNG, at large scale. But finding solutions to this challenge is vital, as shipping has an important role in unlocking the use of hydrogen in decarbonizing heavy industries, such as steel and cement production.
HD KSOE’s new system utilizes boil-off gas from hydrogen transport for a hybrid propulsion system, integrating hydrogen DF engines and fuel cells. Collaborating globally, HD KSOE and partners like Woodside Energy and Linde Engineering are exploring new hydrogen transportation and storage solutions, aiming to commercialize their advancements by 2030.
We are continuously developing world-class technology in liquefied hydrogen following our achievements in methanol, ammonia and CO2 carriers. With our hydrogen system, we will lead technology advances in transitioning to a carbon-neutral society.
..said Dr. Sungjun Kim, CTO at HD KSOE.
Cryostar is progressively developing equipment for hydrogen, both on land and at sea. Leveraging our expertise, we will develop equipment that aligns perfectly with the newly developed system and hydrogen vessels.
..said Samuel Zouaghi, CEO of Cryostar.