World’s First Liquefied Hydrogen Carrier Launched

Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries has launched the world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier at it’s Kobe Works yard.

The Suiso Frontier was designed to provide a means of transporting liquefied hydrogen at 1/800 of its original gas-state volume, cooled to –253°C. Kawasaki plans to install a 1,250m3 vacuum-insulated, double-shell-structure liquefied hydrogen storage tank, currently being manufactured at Harima Works, on the ship. The vessel’s construction is expected to be complete by late 2020.

Once operational, the Suiso Frontier will be used as a technology demonstration with the aim of…

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