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AiP FROM ABS FOR DSME'S FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY

AiP FROM ABS FOR DSME'S FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY

Thursday, January 21, 2021 

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to the Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology developed by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).

Granting of AIP follows two joint development projects between ABS and DSME, the latest to develop SOFC technology to replace at least one of three diesel generators typically on-board a VLCC. ABS is now working with DSME on future R&D areas to be carried out during detailed design and testing of the SOFC technology.

Patrick Ryan, ABS SVP Global Engineering and Technology, said: “Fuel cells are an important technology in the development of next generation marine propulsion systems and can make a significant contribution to the industry’s decarbonisation ambitions. We are proud to be able to support DSME in developing this system and realising its potential.”

Dr Dong-kyu Choi, DSME EVP, said: "We have completed the conceptual design, including how to effectively deploy fuel cell systems in a limited space and utilise them safely through joint development projects with ABS, and these joint research results will serve as a cornerstone for future design and test evaluation.”

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