Floating terminal for Green Hydrogen

Green Hydrogen

National Ports Corporation Limited, in cooperation with ThyssenKrupp-Nucera, introduces the first industrial-scale 70,000m²  floating terminal in the world for the production of 1,500 MW of green hydrogen via water electrolysis.

Main features

  • Bunkering facilities
  • Customs & Quarantine
  • Offices & Accommodation for 150 personnel
  • Fire Station
  • Scalable and environmentally conscious, without practical limitations that onshore facilities have
  • Environmentally clean waste processing onboard
  • The design is protected by an international Patent

Floating Terminal Technical Details

  • Overall length:                                                                   332m
  • Overall breadth:                                                                 212m
  • Height:                                                                               24m
  • DWT (deadweight ):                                                          500,000/T
  • Maximum draft:                                                                 19m
  • Total area above deck:                                                      70,384m²
  • Total area below deck:                                                      1,069,200m³
  • Berthing frontage:                                                             1,088m deep-water berthing frontage docking & loading any size ship/tanker
  • Green hydrogen storage capacity:                                    858,384m³
  • Green hydrogen production capacity per annum:             3,096,000m³ (222,912 tonnes)

Advantages of offshore green hydrogen production

Green hydrogen production at sea is cheaper and more sustainable:

  • Researchers from Wageningen University & Research have shown that the production costs of green hydrogen via electrolysis at sea can be reduced by making Ultra-Pure Water (UPW) on-site by means of membrane distillation.
  • Green hydrogen production at sea negates the need for hydrogen transportation from land to port. It also protects local communities and reduces the human risk of large-scale safety incidents.
  • The offshore green hydrogen will be loaded at the National Ports floating terminal and delivered directly to power stations and distribution points facilities worldwide by special purpose ships/tankers
  • The green hydrogen floating terminal can also provide ship bunkering facilities for container ships, bulk carriers, cruise ships etc. which have their engines powered by hydrogen
  • The construction costs of green hydrogen tanks on a floating terminal are lower compared with on land. Offshore production doesn’t require any land use or the destruction of local habitats.