Samsung Heavy develops 160,000 cu m liquefied hydrogen carrier

Samsung Heavy Industries Co. said Thursday it has won an approval in principle (AIP) for the conceptual design of a storage tank and carrier to transport liquefied hydrogen, from Lloyd’s Register, a British ship quality assurance and risk management company.

The newly developed storage tank for liquefied hydrogen may help local shipbuilders escape from their dependence on overseas makers as opposed to liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier’s storage tanks, Samsung Heavy said.

Korean yards have been beholden to France’s GTT, paying significant sums for its membrane technology for almost every single LNG carrier they construct.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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