CB&I, McDermott’s storage business line, and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) have signed an MoU for a feasibility study of a large liquid hydrogen (LH2) carrier, including an LH2 storage tank design.
The ability to ship large quantities of hydrogen across the ocean is an increasing need to help countries like South Korea achieve carbon reduction goals in a hydrogen economy. CB&I and DSME bring unique expertise to the study.
CB&I will evaluate its LH2 storage tank design for ocean-going ships, and DSME will investigate and develop the ship’s general design to install the LH2 storage tank. The output of the feasibility study is expected to contribute to the future design of a large-scale LH2 carrier.
CB&I spheres can store LH2 at temperatures of minus 423 degrees Fahrenheit, and the company is nearing completion of the world’s largest LH2 sphere in Cape Canaveral, Fla., USA. Their history in this field spans more than 60 years.
Cesar Canals, SVP of CB&I, said, “Our expertise in designing and building field-erected pressure spheres for LH2 storage is a perfect combination with DSME’s technical excellence.”