Gothenburg headquartered PowerCell Sweden AB has signed a contract with Norway’s Havyard Group ASA to develop the design the technical specifications for a zero-emissions fuel cell system. The aim is to design a solution fori a Havila Kystruten ship operating on the line’s new route from Bergen to Kirkenes.
Powercell and Havyard will jointly design a system based on several marinized 200 kW fuel cell system modules connected in parallel to produce a total power of 3.2 MW.
“With this contract, PowerCell will be part of developing the design and the technical specifications for what will be the most powerful maritime fuel cell system in history,” said Per Wassén, CEO of PowerCell. “This will be a milestone for us as well as for the global efforts to reduce the emissions from commercial ships and the experience we gain from this project will benefit us greatly also within other segments, such as stationary power generation.”
The fuel for the fuel sells will be cryogenic liquid hydrogen and Havyard has partnered with Linde for that part of the solution.