Samsung Heavy Industries collaborated with U.S. fuel cell company Bloom Energy to design and develop fuel cell-powered ships, which will present to their customers in 2022.
The collaboration aims to develop designs for an LNG carrier powered by fuel cells following the companies’ previous work with fuel cell-powered tankers.
Mr. Haeki Jang, vice president of shipbuilding & drilling sales engineering at SHI commented that
Our goal is to replace all existing main engines and generator engines with these highly efficient solid oxide fuel cells to align with the International Maritime Organization’s 2030 and 2050 environmental targets.
Both partners aim towards clean power for ships and a more sustainable marine shipping industry.
Samsung will take an active role in all stages of the project from the early studies to project completion, while Bloom Energy is creating a dedicated, cross-functional team of engineers to adapt Bloom Energy’s Servers to the unique requirements of the marine environment.
Also, the two partners aspire to develop clean power will help to achieve the International Maritime Organization’s mandate to meet emissions reduction targets by 2050.