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15 Apr 2024

New Agreement Targets Nordic Hydrogen Projects

Source: Provaris

Provaris Energy and Norwegian Hydrogen AS have announced a new agreement to jointly progress the identification and development of several sites in the Nordic region for the large-scale production and export of hydrogen to European markets.The projects will utilize locally available renewable energy to produce hydrogen for shipment to European ports. This will assist energy-intensive industries in making an impact on their decarbonization plans and target a scale and level of…

09 Apr 2024

GES and Provaris Team Up for New Hydrogen Import Facility at Port of Rotterdam

Planned new import hydrogen facility (Credit: GES)

Global Energy Storage (GES) and Provaris Energy have entered a collaboration agreement to develop a gaseous hydrogen import facility at the GES terminal in Rotterdam.Under the collaboration, GES and Provaris will complete a comprehensive prefeasibility study to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of berthing and unloading of Provaris’ H2Neo compressed hydrogen carriers.Activities will also include the joint marketing of the proposed facility where Provaris will be…

24 Mar 2024

Provaris Energy Begins Fabrication of Prototype Compressed Hydrogen Tank

Source: Provaris

Provaris Energy's prototype compressed hydrogen tank is now under construction, and final class approval is on track for completion in the June 2024 quarter.The proprietary tank design, which utilizes carbon steel plates and an inner liner, is part of the company’s hydrogen carrying vessel design.Awarded to Prodtex and partnered with SINTEF, the tank production project is designed for hydrogen storage and transportation. “The optimized design of the full-scale H2Neo carrier and containment tanks delivers substantial CAPEX and OPEX savings.

18 Mar 2024

Liquid Hydrogen SOV Concept Unveiled

(Image: Louis Dreyfus Armateurs)

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has unveiled a concept for a first-of-its kind service operations vessel (SOV) that runs on liquid hydrogen.The French-headquartered company said it has been working alongside Norwegian naval architecture firm Salt Ship Design as well as main equipment suppliers, fuel providers, class and flag authorities, and others to produce the concept—with support from the European Commission.The groundbreaking SOV, currently in the concept design phase, would be able to operate 95% of the time with zero carbon emissions, only releasing water during standard operations.

07 Mar 2024

Adapted ME-GI Gas Engine Runs on Hydrogen

(Image: MAN Energy Solutions)

MAN Energy Solutions’ licensee, MITSUI E&S Co. Ltd., has announced that it has successfully tested a 50-bore MAN B&W two-stroke engine up to 100% load at its Tamano facility while running on hydrogen, a world-first for the maritime industry.In collaboration with MAN Energy Solutions, MITSUI converted one of the four cylinders of an MAN B&W ME-GI (-Gas Injection) engine to hydrogen operation. The hydrogen was supplied from a hydrogen gas-supply system that MITSUI developed in 2023.Stable operation was achieved at various loads and operating conditions…

14 Feb 2024

MOL Embarks on Liquid Hydrogen Transport Study

Rendering of the liquefied hydrogen carrier (Credit: HD KSOE)

Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) has signed non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Woodside Energy, HD Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (HD KSOE), and Hyundai Glovis to jointly study the development of shipping solutions to enable bulk marine transportation of liquid hydrogen.Woodside Energy, HD KSOE and Hyundai Glovis have been studying liquid hydrogen transportation since 2022.In this project, the participating companies will study the technology, safety, construction…

07 Feb 2024

Kobe-Osaka Port Launches Demo of Hydrogen-Powered Crane

(Credit: MOL)

Kobe-Osaka International Port Corporation has launched a project to demonstrate rubber-tired gantry (RTG) crane, which uses a hydrogen-powered engine to demonstrate decarbonization of advanced cargo handling machinery.The project is said to be the first in the world to convert RTG crane's diesel engine generator to a hydrogen engine at Hanshin Port’s Kobe International Container Terminal (KICT), operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL).The initiative is led by the Kinki Regional Development Bureau of the Ministry of Land…

06 Feb 2024

Lloyd’s Register Issues AiP for Estonian State Fleet’s Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Ferry

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Fery Concept (Credit: Estonian State Fleet)

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Estonian State Fleet for hydrogen fuel-cell ferry designed by Finnish ship design and engineering company Deltamarin.The zero-emissions ferry is to be operated between the Estonian mainland and the islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, on the Virtsu-Kuivastu and Rohuküla-Heltermaa routes, which connect the Baltic nation to its two largest islands.As part of the certification, LR approved the current stage of the design process to be suitable for further design…

22 Jan 2024

Zero-Emission Adriatic Ship Project Underway

Source: TECO 2030

The Zero Emission Adriatic Ship (ZEAS) project has commenced, with 13 partners from various European Countries. The overall project grant from EU Horizon is over EUR 13.5 million, where over EUR 2.3 million is reserved to TECO 2030’s deliverable of 1.2MW of fuel cells for full vessel propulsion.The project focuses on a full-scale demonstration of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered system on a ship, tailored for operation in the Adriatic Sea's delicate marine ecosystem. Key activities include the design and construction of the ship…

09 Jan 2024

Hydrogen-Powered Offshore Wind CTV Starts Sailing in Germany

Hydrocat 55 CTV (Credit: FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics)

FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics has announced the deployment of the hydrogen-powered dual fuel crew transfer vessel (CTV) in Germany for 50Hertz transmission system operator, marking the beginning of a joint operation in various wind farms in the German Baltic Sea.The CTV, named Hydrocat 55, is equipped with the dual fuel hydrogen technology of CMB.TECH, one of the FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics (FWOL) shareholders.The vessel represents an innovation for the offshore wind industry…

07 Jan 2024

Provaris Engages DNV for H2Neo Carrier Tank Review

Illustration of Prodtex’s robotic cell for the construction and testing of the prototype tank (Source: Provaris)

Provaris Energy has engaged DNV for the review and approval of its H2Neo carrier's proprietary hydrogen cargo containment system.Prototype tank construction and testing remains on track to commence in Q1 CY2024 with completion expected by the end of Q2 CY2024. Additional parties involved in the work program located in Norway include Prodtex for construction and SINTEF for prototype testing and reporting.Construction will include the use of two laser welding robots, one material handling robot, and a scalable, custom hydraulic jig that will be employed during construction.

07 Jan 2024

SK E&S and Woodside Collaborate on Hydrogen and Ammonia

2021 image of Choo Hyung-wook (Source: SK E&S)

Australia-based Woodside and South Korea’s SK E&S have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding to enable studies on the potential development of a lower-carbon hydrogen value chain, including hydrogen, ammonia and other related products.Under the agreement, Woodside and SK E&S plan to jointly explore opportunities relating to long-term ammonia and hydrogen offtake arrangements; equity participation in ammonia and hydrogen production projects; and project engineering supply opportunities.In addition…

20 Dec 2023

Provaris Signs Compressed Hydrogen MoU with Uniper

Source: Provaris

Provaris Energy has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uniper Global Commodities, an international energy company that operates approximately 22.5 GW of generation capacity in Europe.The companies will work together to qualify the technical, operational, and economic benefits of Provaris’ H2Neo compressed hydrogen carriers and compressed hydrogen supply chain.The supply of green hydrogen is key to energy security and decarbonization ambitions for German industrial and energy sectors…

17 Dec 2023

Singapore and Japan Agree Green Shipping Corridor

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The Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Singapore (MOT) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT) have signed a memorandum of cooperation to establish the Singapore – Japan Green and Digital Shipping Corridor.Japan is one of Singapore’s top 10 trading partners, and the trade volume between the two countries totaled S$65 billion in 2022.Under the collaboration, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will work together with six Japanese ports – the Port of Tokyo…

12 Dec 2023

World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Tugboat Enters Operation

Source: CMB.TECH

Port of Antwerp-Bruges and CMB.TECH have announced a world first: the Hydrotug 1, the first hydrogen-powered tugboat, is ready for operation in the Antwerp port area.The Hydrotug 1 is the first tugboat in the world to be powered by combustion engines that burn hydrogen in combination with traditional fuel. It is the first vessel that uses the BeHydro V12 dual fuel medium speed engines – each providing 2MW – with the latest EU Stage V emissions aftertreatment.With these engines…

30 Nov 2023

Report: Options for Retrofitting Ro-Pax with Hydrogen Propulsion Analyzed

Source: BMT

BMT and PA Consulting have explored the feasibility of retrofitting medium-sized Ro-Pax ferries with hydrogen propulsion and storage technology.The resulting white paper assesses the economic and technical feasibility of retrofitting existing vessels with hydrogen propulsion systems, presenting three retrofit alternatives with varying complexity, hydrogen demand and costs. These options involve dual-fuel engines with compressed gaseous hydrogen storage, hydrogen fuel cells with…

30 Nov 2023

Bureau Veritas Unveils Rules for Hydrogen-fueled Ships

(Image: Bureau Veritas)

Bureau Veritas (BV) has launched its first classification Rules for hydrogen-fueled ships (NR678) to support the safe development of hydrogen propulsion in the maritime sector.The rules outline technical requirements for the safe bunkering, storage, preparation, distribution, and use of hydrogen as fuel for power generation on board. Monitoring and control systems are also covered, addressing specific safety challenges relating to the transport and use of hydrogen on ships, such as high flammability…

29 Nov 2023

Boeckmans to Build Four Hydrogen-Powered General Cargo Vessels

Source: CMB.TECH

CMB.TECH and Antwerp-based shipowner Boeckmans have announced plans to build four hydrogen-powered 5,000dwt general cargo vessels.The first vessel is expected to be delivered in the second half of 2025. The vessels will be built at the Dung Quat shipyard in Vietnam and will be deployed on major sea routes, including northern Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa and West Africa.The general cargo vessel, designed jointly with Handelskade, will contain diesel-electric engines placed under the ship's forward accommodation.

29 Nov 2023

CMB.TECH, Boeckmans to Build Four Hdrogen-Powered Cargo Ships

Image courtesy CMB.TECH-Boeckmans

CMB.TECH and Boeckmans will build four hydrogen-powered 5.000-dwt general cargo vessels with reduced greenhouse emissions.The first vessel is expected to be delivered in the second half of 2025. The vessels will be built at the Dung Quat shipyard in Vietnam and will be deployed on major sea routes, including northern Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa and West Africa.The general cargo vessel, designed jointly with Handelskade, will contain diesel-electric engines placed under the ship's forward accommodation.

28 Nov 2023

Windcat Orders More Hydrogen-fueled CSOVs

Source: Damen

Windcat has placed an additional order of two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) with Damen Shipyards.The order increases Windcat’s CSOV fleet to five vessels, leaving the option of acquiring a sixth vessel. This development follows the initial announcement made in November 2022 regarding the construction of a series of hydrogen-powered CSOVs, the Elevation Series.The Elevation Series CSOVs, introduced in collaboration between Windcat and Damen Shipyards, features a pioneering design that significantly enhances capabilities and flexibility compared to traditional vessels.

27 Nov 2023

MHI and Orica Collaborate on Hydrogen and Ammonia

Source: MHI

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Orica have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore potential opportunities for collaboration on emission reduction initiatives.The collaboration covers various areas of mutual interest, including:• exploring technology deployment opportunities for renewable hydrogen and renewable ammonia production near Orica's facilities in Newcastle and Gladstone, Australia• creating demand opportunities for renewable hydrogen and renewable ammonia in the power generation…

16 Nov 2023

SWITCH Maritime Raises $10 Million to Grow Its Green Ferry Fleet

Sea Change (Photo: SWITCH Maritime)

SWITCH Maritime announced plans to grow its U.S. fleet of zero-emission ferries following the completion of a $10 million in a Series A round led by Nexus Development Capital.Founded in 2018, SWITCH’s mission is to enable private and public municipal ferry operators to more easily replace their carbon-intensive, diesel-powered fleets while reducing operating and fueling costs over the lifetime of their vessels.The fundraise comes on the back of the completion of its flagship zero-emission vessel…

15 Nov 2023

ZEI Raises $8.75 Million in Series A Funding

ZEI is best known as the technology team behind the Sea Change ferry, the world’s first commercial hydrogen fuel cell vessel. (File photo: All American Marine)

San Francisco-based hydrogen technology company Zero Emission Industries (ZEI) announced it has raised $8.75 million through the completion of a Series A financing round led by Chevron New Energies, with participation from commodity trading company Trafigura and shipping and logistics company Crowley.ZEI, formerly known as Golden Gate Zero Emission, is best known as the technology team behind the Sea Change ferry, the world’s first commercial hydrogen fuel cell vessel launched…