Using compressed hydrogen, the carrier being developed could help transport hydrogen across vast distances and thus could help unlock a booming global hydrogen ecosystem.

With this, completed work packages are now set to be shared with shipyards for construction schedule and capital cost estimates, along with Class Societies as part of the Approval for Construction milestone targeted for mid-2023.

The packages include hull design optimisation (speed-power, structural steel assessments, and intact and damage stability), finite element modelling, shipboard safety systems, general arrangement drawings and a ship outline specification.

Per Roed, Chief Technology Officer at Global Energy Ventures, commented, “The H2Neo engineering and design is now progressed sufficiently to commence discussions with Class for the design of testing and approval for construction.

“We are also now integrating port infrastructure designs for our supply chain discussions with ports in Asia and more recently in Europe.”

Martin Carolan, Managing Director & CEO of Provaris Energy, said, “The design team for the GH2 Carrier continue to make excellent progress on the final design package for discussions with shipyards, an important milestone to refine our cost and schedule for construction and feed into project studies now in progress.

“Management has recently completed a visit to Europe and the UK to market Provaris’ compressed hydrogen solution, receiving an encouraging response given our target delivery for 2026.

“With the demand in Europe for import solutions starting from 2024-2026 the interest in transport solutions has increased given the focus on energy security and new gas infrastructure seeking approvals for gas imports required to demonstrate a hydrogen capability.”

North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.