H2Carrier receives AiP from DNV for P2XFloater floating hydrogen and ammonia facility


H2Carrier is the designer and proprietor of the proprietary floating power manufacturing and storage system P2XFloater—the primary industrial-scale floating inexperienced hydrogen and ammonia facility of its form on the planet. The idea relies on confirmed floating manufacturing, storage and off-take applied sciences mixed with an e-control system able to balancing renewable electrical energy feedstock by way of a completely built-in PEM and Haber-Bosch system. H2Carrier will construct, personal and function a fleet of P2XFloaters.


H2Carrier developed the P2XFloater idea in a detailed co-operation with main maritime and course of engineering firms in Norway, thus constructing on many years of expertise and competence from the oil & fuel sector, the marine business and the offshore wind set up business.

The P2XFloater idea relies round making a life extension of an present Very Giant Fuel Provider (VLGC) and increasing upon its design by extending its hull to maximise manufacturing capability.

Inexperienced hydrogen is produced by pumping seawater onboard, purifying the water and feeding it to electrolyzers. The inexperienced hydrogen is mixed with nitrogen extracted from the air and synthesized in an ammonia generator to provide inexperienced ammonia. All steps are powered by renewable wind, photo voltaic or hydro power by way of a excessive capability energy cable from a renewable energy supply subsequent to the P2XFloater.


A mechanical arm and hose permits the P2XFloater to switch liquid ammonia to a different vessel with out a pier or some other infrastructure adjoining to it. This enables cargo switch to transpire seamlessly, minimizing time, gas consumption and emissions. This has the potential to achieve bunkering hubs world broad in a fast-track resolution, making ammonia reasonably priced and accessible to anybody, the corporate says.

The P2XFloater has now reached one other necessary milestone with the award of an Approval in Precept (AiP) from DNV which affirms the technical feasibility of the design.

The AiP covers all points of the built-in vessel idea together with structural integrity, mooring, ammonia manufacturing, ammonia storage and cargo dealing with. The AiP evaluation has appeared on the technical challenges related to offshore ammonia manufacturing and has concluded that there aren’t any insurmountable difficulties to preclude future classification of the design.

—Conn Fagan, DNV’s Vice President, Enterprise Growth for Floating Manufacturing

H2Carrier AS was established in 2019 based mostly in Oslo, Norway by a core crew with expertise and expertise from floating manufacturing of oil & fuel, offshore wind set up and the renewables business.

The P2XFloater design allows off-grid manufacturing and thus allows distant renewable power sources to be realized by way of manufacturing and storing of hydrogen and inexperienced ammonia with additional transportation to the buyer markets.

The renewable supply might be both hydro energy, solar or wind- or a mixture of those. Low-cost electrical energy is the one most necessary issue for the manufacturing of all zero carbon energies and globally, there are important unused and non-commercial renewable sources which might be developed by the P2XFloater. A floating construction additionally has a number of different benefits in comparison with a land-based manufacturing facility for inexperienced ammonia with i.e. a terrain intervention which is insignificant compared.

H2Carrier is at present concerned in power era initiatives in Scotland and Northern Norway. The demand for inexperienced ammonia internationally is quickly growing because of the industrial decarbonization. The maritime sector will present additional progress to this market as deep sea vessels specifically, will convert zero carbon fuels.


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