U.S. Maritime Administration Funds Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced that it is providing $500,000 to support a feasibility study for the design, construction, and operation of a high-speed passenger ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology and a refueling station. In theory, the fuel cell would provide power for the ferry’s propulsion and auxiliary … [Read more...]

Viking Lady Fuel Cells Trial Ends In Success

With rising fuel prices and impending environmental regulations, the pressure is on for more efficient and environmentally friendly ships. For that reason, DNV Research and Innovation has been working on safe and reliable fuel cell applications for ships. In the joint industry project, FellowSHIP, a 330 kW fuel cell was successfully installed, and demonstrated smooth, fully … [Read more...]

DNV Executive Interview – Fuel Cells, Subsea Technology, Arctic Shipping, and More

At last month's Connecticut Maritime Association conference in Stamford, Connecticut, I met up with DNV Americas' COO, Elisabeth Torstad, as well as President, DNV Maritime, Oil & Gas, Tor Svensen, and North America Director of Operations for Maritime and Oil and Gas, Kenneth Vareide. Interview conducted 20 March 2012   RA:  Thank you all for the opportunity to … [Read more...]

Viking Lady Going Full Hybrid as FellowSHIP Fuel Cell Project Enters Phase III

Building on the success of the world's first high temperature fuel cell power pack installation on board the OSV Viking Lady, the FellowSHIP project - a joint industry R&D project experimenting with fully integrated fuel cells on board vessels and offshore platforms - said today that it is entering into the third phase of its research that will integrate battery pack power … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä and Versa to jointly develop fuel cell technology

Pictured: In the summer of 2010, a WFC20 fuel cell unit was installed onboard the Undine, a car carrier owned by Sweden's Wallenius Lines Solid oxide fuel cell modules to be integrated in stand-alone energy-generation and marine products Wärtsilä, a leading provider of power solutions to both the marine and energy markets, and Versa Power Systems (VPS), a leading … [Read more...]