Samsung C&T’s construction division has secured the prestigious world’s largest liquefied hydrogen storage tank design certification from DNV, a globally recognized international certification body.
This announcement marks a pivotal moment in the advancement of hydrogen storage technology, opening doors to expansive possibilities in the green energy landscape.
The primary goal of Samsung’s endeavor is to position itself as a key player in the burgeoning green hydrogen and ammonia industry. This certification, obtained after rigorous compliance checks with international standards, amplifies Samsung C&T’s capabilities in designing and constructing liquefied hydrogen storage tanks. With a colossal capacity of 40,000 cubic meters, this tank is a testament to Samsung’s commitment to innovation and sustainability.
Liquefied hydrogen, a critical component in the push for green energy, requires advanced storage solutions due to its nature at ultra-low temperatures (minus 252.8 degrees Celsius). Samsung’s technology involves the liquefaction of gaseous hydrogen by cooling it to cryogenic temperatures. The certified storage tank not only achieves a remarkable capacity but also incorporates a system designed to enhance stability and prevent the reversal of liquid hydrogen into its gaseous state.
Young-Yong Wesso, a renowned energy storage facility designer, has been a key contributor to the development of this technology. The final design certification attests to the cutting-edge design and construction capabilities of Samsung C&T.
The impact of this achievement extends beyond Samsung’s corporate boundaries. With a capacity to store approximately 2,800 tons of liquid hydrogen, the tank can cater to the needs of over 500,000 hydrogen vehicles. This development aligns seamlessly with the global push towards cleaner transportation and energy storage solutions.
Samsung C&T, with its established experience in energy storage facilities, including LNG and LPG, is poised to play a pivotal role in the green hydrogen and ammonia sector. Collaborations with global companies in the Middle East and Asia, coupled with ongoing projects in LNG terminals, further solidify Samsung’s position in the expanding green energy market.