Kawasaki, Engineering Firms to Develop FEED for Hydrogen Supply Chain

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The partners have signed an agreement to accelerate the front-end engineering design execution for a liquefied hydrogen supply chain.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), Toyo Engineering, JGC Corporation, and Chiyoda Corporation have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture to enhance the front-end engineering design (FEED) execution for a liquefied hydrogen supply chain. The supply chain is currently under development by Japan Suiso Energy (JSE).

With KHI leading the project execution, the companies will conduct the required FEED to realize a demonstration of commercial operations for a variety of hydrogen-based assets. These assets include two hydrogen liquefaction plants capable of processing 60 tons per day, five onshore liquefied hydrogen storage tanks with a capacity of 10,000 m3 each, export terminal facilities for large, liquefied hydrogen carriers, and related facilities at the liquefaction/export terminal in Hastings, Australia.


In addition to executing the FEED, the partners will assess the optimal equipment requirements, specifications, and costs for demonstration tests to commercialize JSE’s liquefied hydrogen supply chain. KHI will combine its technologies and skills in the areas of liquefied hydrogen storage, handling, and transport in cooperation with the plant design and construction experience of Toyo, JGC, and Chiyoda. The goal is to enhance the FEED for a liquefied hydrogen supply chain to contribute towards the realization of Japan’s carbon neutrality targets by 2050.

Currently, JSE is pursuing a NEDO Green Innovation Fund project to implement the full-sale commercialization of the liquefied hydrogen supply chain for a Japanese economy transitioning towards carbon neutrality and consuming larger amounts of hydrogen.