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Korea Shipbuilding to develop liquefied hydrogen tanks for ships

All News 14:29 September 06, 2021

By Nam Kwang-sik

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Yonhap) -- Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co. (KSOE) said Monday it will develop liquefied hydrogen tanks for ships alongside top steel maker POSCO.

Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO) and liquefied hydrogen tank maker Hylium Industries Inc. will also participate in the project to develop the tanks, KSOE said.

By the end of the year, the participants will manufacture a protype of small-sized liquefied hydrogen tanks for ships as the preliminary step to making large-sized ones, KSOE said.

In this photo provided by the Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co. on Oct. 16, 2020, a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. undergoes a trial run. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

The liquefied hydrogen tanks for ships are essential for the long-haul transportation of liquefied hydrogen.

The marine transportation of liquefied hydrogen is expected to be in full swing starting in 2030, KSOE said.

Last October, KSOE won approval for the design of a commercial liquefied hydrogen carrier from the Korean Register of Shipping (KR), a South Korean ship quality assurance and risk management company, for the first time in the world.

In March, KSOE and KR inked a deal to jointly come up with safety design regulations for hydrogen-fueled ships.

ksnam@yna.co.kr
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