The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has joined forces with Korean companies under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to carry out a feasibility study into green hydrogen production and liquefaction on an offshore floating platform. Fellow MOU signatories include HD Hyundai Group division HD Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering, energy firm Lime Korea and Linde, to study the viability of offshore floating green hydrogen production and liquefaction facilities using offshore wind energy. ABS is also pursuing environmental solutions, such as its approval in principle (AIP) for a Hyundai Group offshore green hydrogen platform.
The study forms part of a Jeolla Province feasibility report exploring the commercial production of green hydrogen to establish energy autonomy, supported by South Korea’s government. Commenting on the initiative, Panos Koutsourakis, ABS vice president for global sustainability, said: “We are proud to work with key partners to design a roadmap for the clean energy transition”. The floating offshore green hydrogen and liquefaction platform would be powered with renewable energy and capable of converting water into hydrogen and oxygen without fossil fuels, and is in line with ABS’ support of decarbonisation and sustainability schemes for the maritime industry.
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