Gas equipment manufacturer Chart Industries and GasLog LNG Services, a provider of liquefied natural gas shipping services, team up to study the development of a commercial scale liquid hydrogen supply chain leveraging GasLog’s latest developments of a liquid hydrogen vessel and Chart’s extensive experience in cryogenics and large-scale liquefaction solutions for the global distribution of LH2.

This collaboration aims to support GasLog’s participation in recently announced projects to develop a commercial scale LH2 supply chain from export markets in the Middle East to European and Asian destinations for onward distribution by liquid transportation and/or gas via pipelines to various end users.

Chart will leverage its over 158 years of hydrogen experience for this collaboration through hydrogen compression, liquefaction and refrigeration technologies, and cryogenic loading/unloading operations, amongst other products.

To remind, the world’s first bulk liquefied hydrogen carrier vessel “Suiso Frontier” arrived at the port of Singapore last year, on August 31, and was then berthed at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Singapore on Pulau Bukom from 1st September to 7th September.

Designed and manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), “Suiso Frontier” is operated by Shell under the CO2-free Hydrogen Energy Supply-chain Technology Research Association (HySTRA) project funded by the Japanese government and various partners.

The vessel (in the picture) can carry up to 1,250 cubic metres of liquefied hydrogen at -253 degrees Celsius in the storage tank.

Paolo Enoizi, chief executive of GasLog, said: “This collaboration with Chart Industries is our commitment to explore and support the use of hydrogen, via liquid form, to benefit industries and users globally.”

Jill Evanko, chief executive and president of Chart Industries, noted: “We see a significant momentum shift from export developers discussing ammonia supply chains twelve months ago to LH2 supply chains today.”

Source: Chart Industries.