World's first liquefied hydrogen carrier launching ceremony Kobe December 11, 18:25
The launching ceremony for a liquefied hydrogen carrier that can carry a large amount of hydrogen expected as next-generation energy at once was held in Kobe. This is the first time in the world that such a ship has been built.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries produced the carrier named “Suiso Frontier” and was launched at a factory in Kobe on the 11th.
It is 116 meters long and 19 meters wide, and can carry about 1250 cubic meters of hydrogen, cooled to 253 degrees and liquefied.
According to Kawasaki Heavy Industries, it is the first time in the world that a dedicated ship has been built to carry liquefied hydrogen.
Hydrogen is expected as a next-generation energy that does not emit carbon dioxide, and the government has set a goal of spreading 200,000 hydrogen-fueled vehicles by 2025.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries intends to verify the technology for transporting liquefied hydrogen from Australia to Japan next fiscal year, and to further increase the size of the transport ship by fiscal 2030.
Motohiko Nishimura, Director of the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Hydrogen Chain Development Center, said, “Liquid hydrogen can be a key presence in the energy field, so we would like to aim for commercialization with results in demonstration experiments.” .