Australia’s Provaris Energy has signed a deal with technical partner Northern Marine to develop its compressed hydrogen carrier design.

The Sydney-listed group said the agreement covers specialist technical and operational services as the project moves through class society and flag state approval to shipbuilding contract negotiations, newbuilding supervision and operations.

During the work, opportunities will be identified for Stena’s Northern Marine to become ship manager for future 26,000-cbm hydrogen transport vessels, called H2Neo.