Suiso Frontier, the world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier was unveiled this week at Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Kobe dockyard, marking the first stage in the Australia-Japan pilot hydrogen energy supply chain (HESC) project to produce liquified hydrogen from brown coal. The HESC project at Port Hastings in Australia will see liquefied hydrogen produced from Latrobe Valley brown coal transported to Japan for use in fuel cell electric vehicles and power generation.
The Suiso Frontier will transport liquefied hydrogen at 1/800 of its original gas-state volume, cooled to –253°C. Kawasaki Heavy plans to install a 1,250 cu m vacuum-insulated, double-shell-structure liquefied hydrogen storage tank on the ship and complete the vessel’s construction by late 2020.
Capacity: 1,250 cu m