Moss Maritime’s LH2 Carrier Containment System Secures Pivotal DNV Approval

By September 4, 2023 2   min read  (276 words)

September 4, 2023 |

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Moss Maritime has achieved Approval in Principle (AIP) from DNV for its groundbreaking LH2 (liquefied hydrogen) carrier containment system. Moss Maritime, an entity under Italian giant Saipem, has designed this system with the energy transition in mind—specifically targeting the colossal task of moving hydrogen in its liquid form as a clean fuel for the future.

This AIP serves as not only a nod to the system’s design but also as a validation for its practicality in a world eagerly marching toward decarbonization. The containment design has its roots in the widely-respected Moss LNG spherical containment system, a technology with a half-century of operational experience in the natural gas industry. This time-tested system has been re-engineered to meet the stringent requirements needed for transporting LH2 at an astonishingly low temperature of -253°C.

For this endeavor, Moss Maritime has not worked in isolation. The Norwegian research institute SINTEF provided crucial insights, and additional technical guidance came from DNV itself. Funding contributions from the Research Council of Norway further catalyzed the development. Industry leaders Shell, Equinor, and TotalEnergies also played key roles in shaping and supporting this endeavor.

Tor Skogan, Vice President Gas of Moss Maritime, expressed enthusiasm about the AIP, stating, “We are ready to bring forward this new technology to the shipping industry.” Stephen Brown, Technology Manager at Shell, echoed this sentiment, praising the collaborative innovation that led to this milestone. Martin Cartwright, Global Business Director Gas Carriers and FSRUs at DNV, reinforced the importance of this approval, stating it is “an important step toward our shared green energy aspirations.”



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