The HESC Project has achieved another major milestone with the completion of construction of its Kobe-based liquefied hydrogen storage and unloading terminal.
The terminal is a key component of the HESC pilot end-to-end supply chain. The world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier, SUISO FRONTIER, will transport its cargo from the Port of Hastings, in Victoria to the Kobe terminal, in Japan, where liquefied hydrogen will be transferred to a port-side storage tank.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has led the development and construction works of the terminal, utilising its extensive experience, technology and knowledge in cryogenic equipment manufacturing to realise a state of the art facility incorporating ultra-high thermal insulation storage.
HESC project partner, Iwatani Corporation, will now take over responsibility for the operation of the terminal. As the only liquefied hydrogen supplier in Japan, Iwatani’s expertise in this field will be utilised to achieve the safe and efficient operation and management of the facility.
The milestone was commemorated with a small, traditional Japanese ceremony attended by project partners, Local Government representatives and local key stakeholders. Strict COVID-19 safety measures were implemented to manage and avoid any risks to attendees.
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