The Corvus Energy hydrogen fuel cell system developed through the H2NOR project has received approval in principle (AiP) from the classification society DNV.
As explained, the solution enables simplified placement of the system inside a ship’s hull.
This is the first fuel cell system (FCS) designed to be inherently gas safe meaning that the surrounding machinery space will be considered gas safe under all conditions. This design significantly reduces the number of requirements for the safety and ventilation support systems, thereby enabling a more efficient integration onboard the ship.
“Hydrogen fuel cells in combination with batteries is a clear path towards powering a clean future for shipping. Scalable technology combined with safety and easy integration will help accelerate the transition and make it available to more vessel types,” Geir Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy.
The building block of the FCS is a proton exchange membrane fuel cell module supplied by Toyota.
Source: https://www.offshore-energy.biz/Tags: Classification, Corvus Energy, DNV, Ship Hull