HAV Hydrogen obtains DNV AiP for containerised hydrogen system for ships

HAV Hydrogen Zero Emission Pod
HAV Hydrogen has received Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV for its deck-based containerized hydrogen energy system for ships. The company will be ready to start manufacturing of the system during H2 of 2023, aiming for the first deliveries in 2024.

The Zero Emission Pod system is a turnkey, standalone power pod where all support and safety systems as well as electrical power management are included. By using 200kW hydrogen fuel cells, the system is flexible and can provide 1,000 kW within the footprint of a standard 20 container. By combining multiple containers, using larger modules or dedicated space below deck, multi-megawatt energy systems will also be available.

Installed effect can be used for the main propulsion systems, or for additional power supply on board the vessel to comply with green operation standards. Output effect will be dimensioned to provide optimal zero emission power in desired operating situations, sailing patterns and vessel type.

Quayside, the hydrogen system can ensure sufficient green power supply to the vessel, which does not need to rely on onshore charging infrastructure to achieve zero emission status.

The system is designed for operation in air temperatures between –20 to +35°C and seawater temperature from 0°C to +32°C.

“The H2 system is a simple yet effective enabler of green shipping. It can either be utilized as a retrofit option for vessels that have not already been prepared for a conventional retrofit installation below deck, or as a complete plug-in module that de-risks the yard installation for newbuilds,” said Kristian Osnes, managing director of HAV Hydrogen.

The AiP means that the hydrogen system has been assessed by DNV and found to comply with the current rules of the class society and applicable statutory regulations. Further, it confirms that the design is feasible and that no significant obstacles exist to prevent it from being realized.

The basis for DNV’s AiP is compliance with the safety principles of DNV rules for fuel cell installations, gas fuelled ship installations, containerized systems, the IGF Code, and IMO interim guidelines for the safety of ships using fuel cell power installations.

HAV Hydrogen has developed the containerized, deck-based system to fast-track the commercial use of hydrogen as ship fuel. As a specialist supplier and integrator of maritime fuel cell solutions, the company will offer support to shipowners, ship designers and shipyards to ensure an optimal design, integration and installation process.

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