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  • 2019 November 5 16:02

    Havyard signs agreements with providers of hydrogen tanks and fuel cells

    Havyard is taking the next step towards a hydrogen system pilot for large ships. The company is entering the approval phase and has signed agreements with providers of hydrogen tanks and fuel cells, the company said in its release.

    If large vessels are to sail zero emission at high speed over long distances, battery solutions does not contain enough energy. Fuel cells running on hydrogen is a solution to this, and the Havyard Group, with Havyard Design & Solutions and Norwegian Electric Systems, is now conducting pioneering work on the development of a system that will become the biggest of its kind for ships.

    The first phase of the Havyard Group’s ground-breaking work is completed, and the company is now entering into the approval stage for the hydrogen system together with Linde Engineering as tank supplier and PowerCell Sweden AB as supplier of fuel cells.

    The project manager for the Havyard Group’s FreeCO2ast project, Kristian Osnes, says Linde is a significant player in the market for designing and manufacturing equipment for cryogenic gases.

    The Havyard Group has chosen PowerCell to deliver fuel cells. PowerCell's core technology for fuel cells is well documented through their cooperation with Bosch for the car industry.
     
    The agreement entails that the Havyard companies, together with PowerCell and Linde, will design a hydrogen solution and take the first step towards certification. This solution will be offered to Havila Kystruten for retrofitting.

    The head of research and development at Havyard Group, Kristian Voksøy Steinsvik, says PilotE is very useful when it comes to simplifying the application process in relation to the range of Norwegian research and development funding instruments, and not least in terms of the support, which lessens the risk inherent in spearheading the development.

    Havyard Design and Solutions has sound experience of simulation tools and virtual prototyping of ships. This combined with Norwegian Electric Systems’ expertise in green technology and integration will ensure optimal interaction with the other power systems on the ship.

    The interaction will provide Havyard with experience to deliver complete hydrogen solutions for several types of ships.




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