Havyard creates new hydrogen company

Kristian Osnes, EVP at Havyard Hydrogen Photo: Havyard Kristian Osnes, EVP at Havyard Hydrogen Photo: Havyard
Industry Database

Havyard Group is establishing a new, discrete company to manage its hydrogen system for larger ships which enables them to sail emission-free for longer.

The group will have the first system ready for approval in principle next year and its knowledge and expertise will now be brought together in the newly formed company, Havyard Hydrogen AS.

Kristian Osnes from Havyard’s R&D department will be the new company’s executive vice president. He said that Havyard has accumulated a lot of know-how about hydrogen as a result of recent years’ development work, adding that research had focused on large-scale systems, unlike previous maritime hydrogen projects, which have concentrated on lower output and smaller vessels.

'We can now offer a system with 3.2 MW fuel cells,” said Kristian Osnes. “This will make it possible for large vessels to sail with zero emissions over longer distances,” he said.

Such large-scale hydrogen systems make different demands as regards hydrogen handling, for example how important it is that the system also works as intended when a ship is out in the open sea and experiencing sea movement.

“This is one of the areas in which we've done a lot of pioneering work, the results of which will be drawn on in further work on complete hydrogen systems,” said Kristian Osnes.

In addition to being scalable, the system also includes flexible placement of the hydrogen tank, so that it will be easy to place in both newbuilds and modifications.

LATEST PRESS RELEASES

Supporting the need of the hour

Supporting The Mission to Seafarers in launching – Digital Chaplaincy – ‘Chat to a Chaplain’ messeng... Read more

New Whitepaper Reveals How Instantaneous Crankshaft Torque Can Prevent Engine Failures

Datum Electronics releases a new whitepaper, revealing how a single sensor, that continuously measur... Read more

Datum Electronics Announces AI Self-Learning Enabled Condition Monitoring Technology for Marine Engines

Datum Electronics Announces a revolutionary new AI based Advanced Condition Monitoring Technology fo... Read more

Vickers Oils appoints the new Managing Director

Vickers Oils is excited to announce that with effect from 30th March 2020, Chris Wholley is succeedi... Read more

Hard working days during Easter after cyber - attack hit DESMI , but operations are up running again

At the night between Wednesday April 7th and Thursday April 8th, DESMI was cyber- attacked. The atta... Read more

DESMI hit by Cyber attack

On the night between Wednesday and Thursday DESMI IT systems and operations were attacked by cyber c... Read more

View all