GTT receives AiP from ClassNK for new tank concept for liquid hydrogen

GTT has received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from the Japanese classification society ClassNK for a new concept of a scalable membrane type containment system that can be adapted to any size of liquified hydrogen (LH₂) carrier without major design modifications, as well as for the cargo handling system.

“We are proud to have obtained this new approval in principle from ClassNK, whose in-depth technical and regulatory knowledge, as well as the solid experience in the hydrogen field, demonstrate the relevance of GTT’s technology in this domain,” said Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT. “We are convinced that the development of containment systems for the transport of liquid hydrogen is a key element in accelerating the energy transition. GTT’s R&D teams are determined to push back the technological frontiers so that this solution is viable and rapidly available to the maritime transport and energy players.”

Masaki Matsunaga, Corporate Officer and Director of Plan Approval and Technical Solution Division of ClassNK, commented: “ClassNK has issued the AiP for the LH2 cargo containment system and cargo handling system developed by GTT, following a review in accordance with our rules and guidelines dedicated to LH2 transportation as well as verification of the risk analysis’ results. Anticipating that hydrogen transport will play a significant role in a carbon-free society, we are delighted to participate in GTT’s pioneering initiative through our expertise in safety assessment.”

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