HAV Hydrogen containerized H2 system for ships to launch

By Becky Schultz30 August 2022

HAV Hydrogen containerized hydrogen (H2) energy system The deck-based containerized hydrogen (H2) energy system can be a quick route to zero emissions for many vessel types, according to HAV Hydrogen.

HAV Hydrogen, a specialist system integrator for marine fuel cell solutions, announced it will be launching a deck-based containerized hydrogen (H2) energy system for ships in an effort to fast-track the commercialization of hydrogen as a marine fuel.

According to Kristian Osnes, managing director at HAV Hydrogen, “The containerized, deck-based system is our response to shipowners who want a retrofit option that represents significantly lower cost and risk for vessels that have not already been prepared for a conventional retrofit installation below deck.”

He added that, for newbuild vessels, “it can be a solution that reduces risk and complexity for a technology that is new to most shipyards.”

The standalone, scalable power supply is based on 200 kW hydrogen fuel cell modules and includes all support and safety systems, as well as electrical power management. It can be configured according to container size. For example, the solution can be set up to provide 1000 kW output from a standard 20 ft. long shipping container or, with larger containers or a combination of several containers, larger capacity energy systems can be provided.

Once installed, the H2 Energy system can be used for the vessel’s main propulsion systems or as an additional onboard power supply. Output effect will be dimensioned to provide optimal zero-emission power in desired operating situations, sailing patterns and vessel type, said HAV Hydrogen, which will offer support to shipowners, ship designers and shipyards to ensure an optimal design, integration and installation process.

“Our containerized solution can be the quick route to zero emissions for many vessel types. It is easy to install and enables the customer a quicker route through the challenging approval process for hydrogen systems and significant risk reduction by obtaining a turnkey solution for a fixed price,” said Osnes. “This will in turn allow us to utilize different financing models as we believe this will be necessary to get the zero-emission market up and running.”

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