Capacity of
participants and consortium as a whole

The well-balanced and complementary consortium consists of 14 partners from 9 different countries, including 3 major classification societies/ IACS members (ABS, RINA, BV), 4 technical universities (TUD, NTUA, UOS, UPAT), 4 industry partners (HD KSOE, GBD, ACT, HYD), 1 research organization (TWI) and 2 network associations (WEGEMT, EASN). They will bring high technological excellence in design and materials, innovation, standardization and training capabilities, while their long experience in business scenarios and innovation management will benefit LH2CRAFT objectives.

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The consortium is ideally placed for delivering an innovative and scalable LH₂ storage system, because it forms a “value chain” of great synergy and optimal work breakdown between the partners.

To ensure coordination between the involved parts, execution of the defined tasks, communication with stakeholders and the society, and finally the growth of the members, LH2CRAFT organization consists of a decision-making body that promotes the participation of all partners. Moreover, management and administrative coordination will be carried
out by HYD and TUD, respectively, which have extensive experience of participating in or coordinating EU R&D projects, adding significant value to the achievement of LH2CRAFT objectives. To this end, most of the 14 partners have been energetically involved in EU funded projects, some having served as coordinators.

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Hydrus Engineering S.A.

The Coordinator, HYD an experienced project manager, also the coordinator of the NH3CRAFT, and technical coordinator of CYNERGY (EU funded), to coordinate activities via an efficient management structure. HYD with a long standing at the forefront of R&D in the maritime and chemical industries and through their experience in large scale project management will be the appropriate company to combine all technologies and research executed in the project into an applicable and realistic concept for large scale containment and storage of LH₂ over long haul routes.

Rina Services S.p.A.

One of the major classification societies and a founding member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). It provides a wide range of services, such as testing, certification, quality control, expediting and third-party inspection, involved in research projects related to sustainability, environmental regulations, alternative fuels and digital technologies. RINA will provide extensive knowledge of the maritime International Regulatory and Standards Framework and the certification will help the efforts in promoting H₂ as a marine fuel.

American Bureau of Shipping Hellenic Single Member Llc

One of the largest classification societies and member of IACS, with vast experience in design, construction, testing and/or classification and certification of solutions in marine/offshore related areas, including cargo containment
systems, will review and issue AiP for the proposed LH₂ CCS concept and Handling and Distribution Systems, and General Approval for the proposed LH₂ Containment System.

Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Registre International De Classification De Navires Et De Plateformes Offshore, a major Classification Society and member of IACS with a very significant experience in most alternative fuelled ships and liquefied gas carriers, especially membrane-type. BV will support in the regulatory context and rules for gas (and H₂) propulsion and transportation and offer understanding of the associated risks and safety challenges.


Backed by over 40 years of research, provides advice, consultancy, research and development and specialist testing facilities to the maritime industry and its supply chain. For new technological solutions, TWI will provide risk-based approaches and toolsets from an asset integrity management perspective, applying class-leading expertise
and decades of experience to advise and implement cost-effective asset integrity management strategies.

University of Strathclyde

One of latest largest departments in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Specialized in ship power systems and alternative marine fuels and cargos. Safety evaluation of the onboard LH₂  CCS for cargo leakage, fire/explosion. Risk assessment models/safety guidelines for handling LH₂ cargo; lifecycle and cost assessment; support for auxiliary system design and Class AiP approval. 

Technische Universität Dresden

University of Excellence in materials science and research in Germany. TUD participates with three departments, European Project Center (EPC) is key player for administration and project management, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK) for insulation materials and multi-material design, Bitzer-Chair of Refrigeration, Cryogenics and Compressor Technology (IET) with decades of expertise in cryogenic LHe and LH₂ engineering.

National Technical University
of Athens

Participating with the Shipbuilding Technology Laboratory, the Laboratory for Maritime Transport, the Laboratory of Marine Engineering and the Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics, NTUA contributes to many aspects of the project, from structural studies, structural and insulation materials testing, auxiliaries systems design and techno-economic evaluations of the proposed CCS.

HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd.

Mother company of three Korean shipbuilding companies of HHI, HMD, and HSHI, all of which are a total solution provider for all the maritime transportations. HD KSOE, as a substantial leader in LH₂ CCS development in the subject project, has developed its own LNG Cargo Containment System (CCS) based on its experience in designing, building and commissioning numerous LNG carriers.


More than 25 years of experience in shipbuilding and presence around the world. Core business of Gabadi is among others the construction and maintenance of LNG tanks with CCS systems (LNG carriers, LNG fueled ships and onshore tanks.) World leader in LNG tank maintenance during 2014, 2015 and 2016, with qualified operators on each specific stage of the process, and construction of different prototypes at different scales.

University of Patras

Participates with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, UPAT has an extensive background in materials testing and design of complex mechanical systems for various sectors with a.o. the aeronautics sector and recent focus in sustainable engineering. UPAT supports the Knowledge-Hub as a knowledge and technology transfer tool for novel materials and technologies to apply in the maritime sector.

EASN Technology
Innovation Services

EASN is the Association of the European Academia active in Aeronautics research and represented in Consortium through EASN-TIS. EASN-TIS is a Belgium based SME strongly involved in aeronautics and air transport related research projects by identifying and bringing together the most relevant and appropriate partners for research activities of common interest. EASN will support in the Knowledge-Hub to enable open innovation through knowledge and technology transfer between maritime and aeronautics sectors.

Foundation WEGEMT

A European association of the largest network of maritime universities in 16 countries formed in 1978 and updating and extending the skills of practicing engineers and postgraduate students in marine technology and related sciences.
WEGEMT is responsible for the dissemination and communication activities.

Actemium NDT Engineering
& Services

One of the main providers in NDT service inspections and the risks management. ACT is involved in the LNG carriers inspection since 1971 on different designs technology (a.o. Mark I and III, SC1 types in addition to LNG Storage) and brings this expertise in the consortium for the prototype testing for leak test and final vacuum test.