Australia’s hydrogen shipping start-up Provaris Energy has got approval for design for its 26000 cu m compressed hydrogen carrier from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The approved design of the ship has the potential of transporting compressed hydrogen at a bulk scale at 250 bar pressure and safety aspects have also been verified.
For ABS’s part, they have checked out the risk and safety workshops and conducted studies on explosion and fire analysis to help understand the mitigation of the risks associated with the storage and transportation of hydrogen.
The subsequent work would be to construct and test a prototype hydrogen tank for ship construction in a specific shipyard which shipbroker Clarksons will decide by early 2023. The booking for large-scale hydrogen shipping orders will start in 2026.
Martin Carolan, managing director and CEO of Provaris said that the compressed hydrogen will allow safe and energy-efficient transportation that is necessary to meet the climate targets by 2030. The team will be able to deliver on time and within budget, a unique approach to marine hydrogen transports that would be the world’s first.