Havyard receives contract to develop new zero-emission ship concept
The Norwegian company Havyard has been awarded a contract by a European company to build a new zero emission ship model for the transport of freight.
“The framework for this contract is to develop a ship that uses hydrogen-based fuel as its primary energy source while at the same time giving the client an effective and safe ship. The goal is to design a large ship that can sail longer distances with zero emissions,” stated Lars Conradi Andersen, Vice President Sales at Havyard.
Through the pilot project, Havyard has announced that it will combine its expertise in hydrogen energy systems with ship design in order to build a brand new model for cargo transport between European ports.
As they need more space and different protection systems, hydrogen-based fuels must be stored differently than conventional fuels.
In November, in an attempt to meet consumer demand for its complete hydrogen system for ships, Havyard announced plans to establish a separate company.
Havyard clarified that the best alternatives can then be chosen by the customer and the process continues with quality assurance and recording of the ships' variables that have made it to the final round.
Finally, both the ship and the planned path, including all weather and wind records, current and wave data, are digitally copied.
In this way, the ship was in digital operation before it was even completed, and all modifications can be made to ensure full environmental and budget performance, Havyard further said.
Maritime Business World