Bureau Veritas at Gastech 2023: sharing global energy insights
At the start of September, more than 750 exhibitors attended Gastech 2023 – one of the world’s largest gas exhibitions and conferences. Bureau Veritas joined major players from the global energy industry, policymakers and climate specialists for four days of insightful talks on the most pressing challenges for the gas sector.
Advancing the net-zero agenda
The event’s agenda included discussions on medium- and long-term energy prospects, energy security, and the need for new investment in infrastructure and highly specialized teams. Additionally, this year’s edition featured two new conference programs, responding to evolving industry challenges.
With decarbonization top of mind, the Climatetech Conference brought together thought leaders in the global energy sector to present the latest solutions, services and technologies to tackle climate change. As well as showcasing existing climate technologies ready for wide-scale deployment, exhibitors presented new and emerging technologies like carbon capture, carbon movement and storage systems and artificial intelligence. Though largely focused on onshore operations, this event provides valuable insights into global energy trends.
Driving a sustainable maritime future
Our delegates led sessions throughout the event, sharing their expertise on topics including cybersecurity, storage, propulsion, alternative fuels and bunkering. They were joined by Matthieu de Tugny, President of Bureau Veritas Marine and Offshore to consider and discuss the big picture of the future of the maritime sector.
Hydrogen: an enabler for the energy transition
The Hydrogen Zone was a hub for exchanges on hydrogen as a potential low-carbon solution within the global energy system. Participants had the opportunity to explore the latest in hydrogen solutions – from fuel cell technology to commercial shipping and marine projects. And it was a chance to network with exhibiting companies and global industry innovators and disruptors with a view to forming partnerships.
Recognizing innovative designs
Gastech also provided the stage for the issuing of several Approvals in Principle (AiPs) for promising new designs, including:
- The design of a new Liquefied Natural Gas carrier (LNGc) from CSSC Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group. Our teams performed a preliminary design review and HAZID (hazard identification) analysis to help ensure the design met the highest levels of safety, feasibility and performance, in compliance with applicable classification Rules and regulations. With an impressive capacity of 271,000 CBM, this project marks an important step toward meeting the growing global demand for natural gas. The LNGc will play an important role in the seaborne LNG trade and marks progress in the development of efficient designs for terminals and receiving infrastructure.
- The innovative design and development of a 75,000 CBM floating liquefied hydrogen (LH2) import terminal by LATTICE Technology Co., Ltd. (LATTICE). The import terminal will receive liquefied hydrogen from an LH2 carrier and store it, enabling a supply of gas and liquid hydrogen on demand. This cutting-edge floating infrastructure design supports the development of a zero-carbon fuel supply chain.
- The basic design of an ammonia low flash point fuel supply system by the Singapore-based firm C-LNG. The system was developed by C-LNG in collaboration with WinGD, and based on their 6X62DF-A-1.0 engine. Our AiP was awarded based only on our team’s review of the fuel supply system, without consideration for integration on specific vessel types.
Carrying lessons learned from Gastech with us
We were delighted to have participated in this latest edition of Gastech and contribute to forward-looking discussions at the intersection of the gas sector and the maritime world. We look forward to partnering on pioneering new designs and technologies to drive a safe and sustainable energy transition.