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The Sustainable Hydrogen Powered Shipping project (sHYpS), which is centered around the idea of developing a liquid hydrogen (LH2) swappable storage solution for multiple types of vessels, is gaining ground.

Launched in June 2022, sHYpS project gathers 13 partners in 6 different european countries with a €14.3 million budget fundend by the European Union (Horizon Europe programme) to support the decarbonization of the shipping industry.

Partners in the project include Viking Hydrogen AS, Chart, CENERGY, Università degli Studi di Trieste, Plug Power, Jeumont Electric, Port of Bergen, Kontor 17 MPM GmbH, PNO Consultants, Ricardo plc, Lloyd’s Register EMEA IPS and Navalprogetti as coordinator.

The project set out to develop a liquid hydrogen swappable storage solution, which can be adapted to multiple types of vessels,  based on new c-type ISO containers. The concept aims to upgrade the container technology and enable its use as a fuel tank, which also requires adding a connection space to transform the stored liquid hydrogen into gas.

The project will implement and demonstrate the storage technology on one of Viking’s newbuild fjords cruise vessels, with its complete gas handling and energy management system. Furthermore, it will prepare a concept design extending to freights in view of new demonstrators by 2027.

Designing, developing, and testing the use of 45ft ISO-sized cryogenic container tanks, which can exchange empty for full in ports with minimal adjustments to the port’s existing infrastructure, will represent a marine first-in-kind use-case.

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