The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) issued a tender for the procurement of a marinised hydrogen fuel cell, in order for it to be installed on a ferry.
ore specifically, EMEC wants to appoint a contractor to supply the fuel cell, aiming to present the use of hydrogen for auxiliary power onboard a passenger ferry.
The contractor’s scope of work will include the supply of a 15 kW marinised hydrogen fuel cell, the supply of drawings and manuals for the operation of the hydrogen fuel cell, and the supply details of commissioning support.
During September, EMEC announced it is leading the £2.2 million HIMET (Hydrogen in an Integrated Maritime Energy Transition) project, which will explore solutions for decarbonising ferries as well as shore-side activities in ports.
This is one of 55 projects selected for funding under the Department for Transport’s flagship Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, delivered in partnership with Innovate UK.
HIMET will progress an ambitious programme of activities centred on the decarbonisation of two key local maritime sectors: ferry services and cruise terminal operations.