Norway’s Havyard Group to establish hydrogen solutions firm
In an attempt to meet consumer demand for its full hydrogen system for ships, Norway's Havyard Group has agreed to establish a separate company.
In theory, Havyard expects the first device to be ready for approval next year and its know-how and experience will now be brought together by the newly founded Havyard Hydrogen AS business.
For several years now in order to build a large-scale maritime hydrogen project, the group has carried out research and development work on hydrogen propulsion for large vessels, for example through a Pilot E project.
The Norwegian authorities and the IMO have also set a target to reduce shipping emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050.
“We are seeing increasing interest in the market for hydrogen. This form of energy produces zero emissions at the same time as it is the most technologically mature for large vessels sailing over relatively long distances," Gunnar Larsen, CEO of the Havyard Group stated.
In terms of hydrogen handling, such large-scale hydrogen systems make entirely different demands, such as how critical it is that the device also functions as expected while a ship is out in the open sea and is experiencing sea movement.
In addition to being modular, the device also involves versatile hydrogen tank positioning, so that according to Osnes, it will be easy to put in both new builds and modifications.
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