Hydrogen-powered MR tanker set to transform the shipping industry

FKAB Marine Design is set to transform the maritime sector with its hydrogen-powered MR Tanker that enables the use of hydrogen as a fuel without the need for bunkering and on-board storage.

Recognising the advancement such innovation may propose for the industry, RINA recently awarded Approval in Principal (AiP) for the technology, marking what is believed to be the first AiP awarded to a design currently using viable technologies and fuels to achieve the International Maritime Organisation’s 2050 targets.

Based on combining LNG with steam in a helbio gas reformer to split LNG molecules into hydrogen and carbon dioxide, the solution aims to reduce a ships’ carbon dioxide emissions today should ensure a competitive Carbon Intensity Index (CII) rating.

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