Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has begun work on a pilot-scale C-H2 ship capable of transporting 430 tonnes of hydrogen.
The scale, timeframe, and downstream market prospects for green hydrogen projects currently under discussion in Asia Pacific and Europe will be met by the hydrogen ship.
The ship will also help GEV meet its goal of having an operational fleet of C-H2 vessels by the mid-2020s by reducing the entire development, capital, and construction timetable.
The successful design and approvals gained for the 2,000-tonne capacity ship in March 2021 will be used in the construction of the 430-tonne capacity C-H2 ship.
The advancement of this hydrogen ship provides numerous strategic advantages for GEV.
According to the business, an examination of near-term supply and demand for green hydrogen in the 2025-2030 timeframe would make this ship the world’s first for large-scale marine transport of green hydrogen.
Furthermore, by constructing a smaller capacity ship than its 2,000-tonne project, the vessel corresponds with potential under consideration for downstream applications such as grid injection and fuel cells in Europe and Asia Pacific demand centers.
The containment system is made up of two enormous circular 12m diameter tanks that will store ambient temperature hydrogen at an operational pressure of 250 bar and have a combined containment capacity of 430 tonnes of hydrogen. They will be enclosed within the ship’s hull.
GEV intends to fuel the ship with hydrogen from the storage tanks, creating a “zero-carbon” shipping solution.