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WÄRTSILÄ DF ENGINES FOR GEV HYDROGEN TANKER

WÄRTSILÄ DF ENGINES FOR GEV HYDROGEN TANKER

Thursday, November 4, 2021 

Wärtsilä’s cooperation in the Australian energy transportation company Global Energy Ventures (GEV)'s receipt of an Approval-in-Principle (AiP) from ABS for its pilot scale 430t C-H2 Carrier vessel extends to the proposed installation of the company's dual fuel engines.

The pilot compressed hydrogen vessel is a highly functional Handymax sized gas carrier designed to advance the commercialisation of green hydrogen projects. Wärtsilä worked in close cooperation with GEV’s ship designer to develop an optimal propulsion solution using Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines powering two electric drive FP propellers. The work was carried out under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the two companies earlier this year.

Compression is considered a proven, simple, and efficient method for transporting green hydrogen. Both GEV and Wärtsilä believe that the compressed hydrogen vessel project will eliminate technical barriers to marine hydrogen transport, and deliver a solution that is superior to currently available alternatives.

Martin Carolan, MD and CEO, GEV, said: “Marine storage and transport solutions are required for hydrogen to contribute to global decarbonisation ambitions. GEV views the compressed hydrogen ship as a means to provide efficient, safe, and cost competitive regional marine transportation for hydrogen, and we thank Wärtsilä for its valuable support in making this project a success.”

“The AiP represents an important milestone in bringing this concept to realisation. Our involvement allows us to further leverage our technology and experience in the development of future fuels to decarbonise ship operations. This is fully in line with our commitment and strategy to support our customers in achieving a sustainable and carbon-free future,” said Petteri Saares, Sales Director, Wärtsilä Marine Power.

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