Shell and GTT to work on liquid hydrogen technologies
To transport vast volumes of hydrogen in liquefied form, at -250°C, is a technological challenge.
Shell and GTT announced their cooperation to develop breakthrough, cutting-edge technologies to enable the transportation of liquid hydrogen (LH2).
This cooperation agreement is part of Shell’s strategy to develop a hydrogen energy supply chain by creating scalable, safe, liquefied hydrogen shipping technologies. This includes the development by GTT of a preliminary LH2 carrier design and an LH2 cargo containment system for mid-size LH2 carriers.
Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, said, “Our cooperation will allow a new technological breakthrough in the shipping world with the safe and scalable deployment of liquid hydrogen transport.”
Carl Henrickson, GM at Shell Shipping and Maritime, said, “Safe and efficient bulk transport of liquid hydrogen will be a critical enabler, and we believe GTT bring key expertise to this project that will ultimately help to accelerate and unlock this future energy source.”
International Trading and Shipping Company (centre for maritime expertise within Shell) provides specialist knowledge, insurance, technology and innovation solutions. At the same time, GTT is a technology expert in designing cryogenic containment systems used to store and transport liquefied gases.
GTT has over a 50-year track record and recognized expertise in membrane containment systems and cryogenic technologies developed for the shipping and storage of LNG. Its technological know-how and capacity for innovation can be used on an industrial scale for the maritime transport of liquefied hydrogen.