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Milestone approval for H2Carrier!

From left: Head of Marine Operations Ove Tideman Rylandsholm, CTO Sebastian Kihle and COO Raymond Bjøntegård with the AiP they were awarded at ONS. Photo: Private.
By Linea Bancel|Published 06 September 2022|Category: News

H2Carrier was awarded Approval in Principle from DNV at ONS. Now they have partnered up with Statkraft for a study looking at the possible use of the P2XFloater on certain offshore wind locations. 

The company, connected to the Energy Invented platform, was awarded the AiP for their green ammonia floating production vessel P2XFloater which affirms the technical feasibility of the design. H2Carrier and Statkraft have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding regarding a study for the possible use of H2Carrier’s unique green ammonia floating production vessel, the P2XFloater™ on certain offshore wind locations.

“We are very pleased to cooperate with Statkraft and KANFA to assess the impact of operating our P2XFloater in a true offshore environment. While we so far have focused on near-shore operations, we are convinced that the P2XFloater will play an important role in the commercialization of offshore wind resources,”  says Mårten Lunde, CEO of H2Carrier. 

The P2XFloater™: The world’s first floating production unit for producing green ammonia at an industrial scale.

The P2XFloater™ will utilize renewable power to produce green hydrogen and green ammonia which in turn can be shipped to the international markets. The purpose of this new study is to evaluate the use of the P2XFloater™ in a true offshore environment.

“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” says Lunde, and adds: 

“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 towards commercial realization of this concept.”

The design is good to go!

DNV’s Vice President, Business Development for Floating Production, Conn Fagan, said “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 design classification,” said Fagan. 

The P2XFloater™ is the world’s first industrial-scale floating green hydrogen and ammonia facility. The concept is based on proven floating production, storage, and off-take technologies combined with an e-control system that balances renewable electricity feedstock through a fully integrated PEM and Haber-Bosch system. H2Carrier will build, own and operate a fleet of P2XFloaters.

COO Raymond Bjøntegård and Head of Marine Operations Ove Tideman Rylandsholm presenting their technology at the Energy Valley ONS stand. Photo: Linea Bancel.

Going global 

H2Carrier has developed the concept in close cooperation with leading maritime and process engineering companies in Norway, thus building on decades of experience and competence from the oil & gas sector, the marine industry, and the offshore wind installation industry.

The company is currently involved in energy generation projects in Scotland and Northern Norway. The demand for green ammonia internationally is rapidly increasing due to industrial decarbonization. The maritime sector will provide further growth to this market as deep sea vessels, in particular, will convert zero-carbon fuels.
This is H2Carrier

H2Carrier AS was established in 2019 and is based in Fornebu, Norway, by a core team comprising skills and experience from floating production of oil & gas, offshore wind installation, and the renewables industry. 

The company 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.

The renewable 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™. A floating structure also has several other advantages compared to a land-based production facility for green ammonia i.e. a terrain intervention which is insignificant in comparison.