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H2Carrier receives Approval in Principle from DNV  

H2Carrier receives Approval in Principle from DNV  
H2Carrier's P2XFloater concept is based on making a life extension of an existing Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) and expanding upon its design by extending its hull to maximize production capacity. Green hydrogen is produced by pumping onboard seawater from the ocean, purifying it, and feeding it to electrolyzers. The green hydrogen is combined with nitrogen extracted from the air and synthesized in an ammonia generator to produce green ammonia. All steps are powered by renewable wind, solar or hydro energy through a high-capacity power cable from a renewable power source next to the P2XFloater (image courtesy H2Carrier).

Norway-headed H2Carrier AS, the Power-to-X developer, designer, and owner of the proprietary floating energy production and storage system "P2XFloater" has announced that it has received Approval in Principle (AiP) from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) which affirms the technical feasibility of the design of the world's first industrial-scale floating green hydrogen and ammonia facility of its kind. 

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Founded in 2019, H2Carrier AS has developed its innovative “P2XFloater” design which enables off-grid production and thus enables remote renewable energy resources to be realized through the production and storing of hydrogen and green ammonia with further transportation to the consumer markets.

Developed in close cooperation with leading maritime and process engineering companies in Norway, the renewable power source can be either hydropower, sun or wind- or a combination of these.

Low-cost electricity is the single most important factor for the production of all zero-carbon energies and globally, there are significant unused and non-commercial renewable resources that can be developed by the P2XFloater.

The innovative P2XFloater concept provides a low-cost, fast-track, and flexible solution to produce green ammonia on an industrial scale and at a competitive price. Market demand is rapidly increasing primarily due to the decarbonization of the industrial and maritime sector, said Mårten Lunde, CEO of H2Carrier AS.

The concept is based on proven floating production, storage, and off-take technologies combined with an e-control system capable of balancing renewable electricity feedstock through a fully integrated PEM and Haber-Bosch system.

A floating structure also has several other advantages compared to a land-based production facility for green ammonia.

Approval in Principle

The P2XFloater has now reached another important milestone with the award of an Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV which affirms the technical feasibility of the design.

The AiP covers all aspects of the integrated vessel concept including structural integrity, mooring, ammonia production, ammonia storage, and cargo handling. The AiP assessment has looked at the technical challenges associated with offshore ammonia production and has concluded that there are no insurmountable difficulties to preclude future classification of the design, said Conn Fagan, VP of Business Development for Floating Production at DNV.

H2Carrier will build, own and operate a fleet of P2XFloaters.

We are very pleased to have been awarded the AiP from DNV, which is a significant technical milestone that gives us a springboard for further development toward the commercial realization of this concept, ended Mårten Lunde.

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