A design project for Shell that Houlder recently finished involved the creation of a concept design for a 20,000m3 liquid hydrogen (LH2) carrier.

Houlder and Shell worked together on the statement of requirements to make sure that everyone was on the same page on the requirements for the vessel.

The team then commenced work on the concept general arrangement, hull design and powering, and structural design in addition to conducting a feasibility assessment for fuel and powering arrangements.

Using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis, the concept design was validated and optimized. Through the recent acquisition of Seaspeed Marine Consulting, Houlder has expanded its skills in hydrodynamics, computer simulation, and technical data analysis.

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