A new liquid hydrogen tanker to transport green H2 from Scotland to Germany

C-Job Naval Architects has designed a new class of liquid hydrogen tanker in collaboration with LH2 Europe.

LH2 Europe will use Scotland’s abundant renewable electricity to produce green hydrogen and market it at a competitive price to diesel.

The new tanker will transport liquid hydrogen to terminals in Germanywith a strategic vision of expanding supply to other markets as demand increases.

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Hydrogen will be essential for the future of energy.

LH2 Europe aims to have a complete liquid hydrogen supply chain by 2027.

They plan to initially supply 100 tons of green hydrogen per day and to increase production to 300 t/d in three years, depending on demand.

This tanker design is a key step in providing the infrastructure needed to make this clean energy future a reality.

Current ships are not capable of supplying hydrogen at the scale necessary to meet market needs.

LH2 Europe, in collaboration with C-Job Naval Architects, has developed an initial design for a 141 meter liquid hydrogen tanker with a storage capacity of 37,500 m3.

Unique design and engineering challenges.

By way of comparison, LNG carriers use ballast water to compensate for weight loss after delivery and to ensure sufficient draft. As liquid hydrogen has a large volume but is 20 times lighter than LNG, this required a unique solution. They created a trapezoidal helmet design which creates enough deck space to accommodate the tanks without the need for ballast.

The ship is powered by hydrogen fuel cells and will be equipped with three liquid hydrogen storage tanks with a total capacity of 37,500 m3, enough to fuel 400,000 mid-size hydrogen cars or 20,000 heavy-duty trucks.

The ship’s propulsion systems will only emit water, they will not emit any greenhouse gases during their operation.

Characteristic.

  • Total length 141.75m
  • Government length 135.75 m
  • Width 34.90m
  • Depth 8.75m
  • Design project 5.80 m
  • Installed power 5,000 kWe
  • speed 14 knots
  • Accommodation 14 crew members
  • Cargo tank capacity 3 x 12,500 m3

The ship should be ready and operational six months before the first delivery of hydrogen in 2027.

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