CB&I and DSME in feasibility study for large liquid hydrogen carrier

CB&I, a division of McDermott, and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) will undertake the feasibility study of a large liquid hydrogen (LH2) carrier that includes an LH2 storage tank design.

To support nations like South Korea in achieving their carbon reduction objectives in a hydrogen economy, the ability to transport huge amounts of hydrogen across the ocean is becoming increasingly important. CB&I and DSME each bring a special set of skills to the study. DSME will look into and develop the general design of the ship to install the LH2 storage tank while CB&I will assess its LH2 storage tank design for ocean-going ships. The results of the feasibility study should aid in the creation of a large-scale LH2 carrier in the future.

The business is almost finished building the largest LH2 sphere in the world in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA. CB&I spheres can hold LH2 at temperatures as low as minus 423 degrees Fahrenheit.