Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has received approval in principle (AIP) for the containment system of its compressed green hydrogen ship, based on a cargo capacity of 2,000 tonnes of hydrogen.
Granted by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the C-H2 ship is a first-of-its-kind for the marine transport of large-scale volumes of hydrogen.
ABS issued the AIP following an engineering review which confirmed the C-H2 ship had no “unresolvable or unmitigable risks” during the investigation.
GEV Executive Chairman and CEO Maurice Brand said the approval is a “critical milestone” in the continued development of the ship – a milestone that was delivered several months ahead of schedule.
Martin Carolan, Executive Director and Head of Hydrogen at GEV, added, “This approval results from our team’s engineering efforts over the past year and is a major step forward in the overall approval process for our C-H2 supply chain.”
“This unique compressed hydrogen containment system provides a low-cost solution for the marine transportation and export of large volumes of hydrogen.”
ABS concluded that the C-H2 containment system “provides a solid foundation for progressing the engineering to advance GEV’s hydrogen export opportunities”.
GEV can now progress through to final detailed engineering design and testing to obtain Full Class Approval for the construction of the C-H2 Ship with commercial and technical discussions for the supply chain ongoing.