European design for a 37,500 cu m liquefied hydrogen carrier unveiled

With yards in Asia jostling to bring out larger hydrogen carrier designs to make the nascent seaborne trade more mainstream, a European designer has thrown its hat into the mix with a very different looking concept vessel.

C-Job Naval Architects has unveiled a new class of liquid hydrogen tanker, developed in partnership with LH2 Europe, capable of moving 30 times as much cargoes as the Susio Frontier, the only existing ship in this niche segment.

The vessel is powered by hydrogen fuel cells and will be equipped with three 12,500 cu m liquid hydrogen storage tanks with a total capacity of 37,500 cu m. The tanks will have a much lower boil off than those currently used in the maritime industry, C-Job claimed today. The limited remaining boil off will be captured and directly utilised …