HAV Group ASA has been granted preliminary approval for the hydrogen-based power system developed within the FreeCO2ast undertaking. The approval is a significant step in the direction of the industrial use of hydrogen gas by a industrial vessel.
“Hydrogen may be the important thing to realize zero-emission transport. This regulatory approval takes us an essential step in the direction of commercializing our hydrogen options and realizing the zero-emission ambition. The learnings from this complete approval course of are extremely essential for HAV Hydrogen’s competence in designing hydrogen system options,” says Kristian Osnes, undertaking supervisor for the FreeCO2ast Venture and managing director at HAV Hydrogen.
Various design approval
The Norwegian Maritime Authority has issued a press release of preliminary evaluation which confirms that the choice design is taken into account possible and sound in accordance with IMO tips on different design (MSC.1/Circ.1455) and that the undertaking is able to advance into the ultimate design section.
Which means HAV Hydrogen’s know-how is able to enter the industrial stage the place the corporate can begin providing its merchandise to the worldwide maritime market
HAV Hydrogen is among the first firms to obtain such a approval for a maritime hydrogen-based power programs with a liquid hydrogen tank beneath deck from the Norwegian flag.
HAV Hydrogen’s power system is a spin-off from the groundbreaking FreeCo2ast undertaking, which is presently growing a high-capacity hydrogen power system that may be retrofitted onboard one in every of Havila Kystruten’s coastal cruise ships.
The FreeCo2ast undertaking is supported by the Norwegian Analysis Council, Innovation Norway and Enova.
Main undertaking companions are amongst others Havila Kystruten and HAV Group’s subsidiaries HAV Design, Norwegian Electrical Techniques and HAV Hydrogen, along with the analysis establishments Sintef Ocean and Prototech.
The gas cell producer Powercell AB and tank system provider Linde Engineering GmbH have contributed with information and experience of their respective areas.
“The virtually 4 years of cooperation with inside and exterior undertaking companions within the FreeCo2ast undertaking is clearly a significant contributor in the direction of the preliminary design approval. The power to cooperate carefully with extremely skilled sister firms overlaying each ship design, electrical integration and hydrogen programs, offers us a aggressive edge as a bunch”, provides Gunnar Larsen, CEO of HAV Group ASA.
HAV Hydrogen will now enter into the ultimate design stage for its hydrogen-based power system.
“We are actually able the place we are able to provide shipowners the required competence in choosing hydrogen system options and information them by their approval processes, in addition to delivering the marine zero-emission programs. The secret is to align the correct know-how for the correct want on the proper time,” concludes Kristian Osnes at HAV Hydrogen.
Supply: HAV Hydrogen