DNV approves HD KSOE’s hydrogen system

DNV approves HD KSOE’s hydrogen system

DNV has granted HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (HD KSOE) and its subsidiaries an Approval in Principle (AiP) for their new hydrogen system.

HD KSOE plans to finish development of hydrogen carrier technology, which will enable large-capacity hydrogen transportation and storage, by 2030.

Sustainable zero- and low-carbon hydrogen has been highlighted as a critical component of the global energy transition.

Efficient ship transport has a variety of problems, including the difficulty of storing hydrogen at minus 253 degrees Celsius, which is about 100 degrees colder than LNG, on a big scale.

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However, finding solutions to this problem is critical, because shipping plays a critical role in enabling the use of hydrogen in decarbonising heavy sectors such as steel and cement manufacturing.

HD KSOE’s technology uses hydrogen transport boil-off gas to power a hybrid propulsion system that includes hydrogen DF engines and fuel cells.

HD KSOE and partners such as Woodside Energy and Linde Engineering are developing new hydrogen transportation and storage options internationally, with the goal of commercialising their advances by 2030.

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Dr Sungjun Kim, CTO at HD KSOE, said: “We are continuously developing world-class technology in liquefied hydrogen following our achievements in methanol, ammonia and CO2 carriers.

“With our hydrogen system, we will lead technology advances in transitioning to a carbon-neutral society.”

Vidar Dolonen, DNV Regional Manager for Korea and Japan, added: “To build confidence and overcome the challenges of hydrogen transport for shipping, we need to bring many different partners together, build on the learnings from other fuels and industries, and adapt technologies to the maritime environment.

“This is why we are very pleased to be working with innovative partners to help establish new design standards, that can create the next generation of hydrogen carriers and help this emerging segment develop and succeed.” 

In June, DNV fully acquired Helsinki-headquartered cyber security services firm Nixu following a public tender offer.

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