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Ulstein Designs Hydrogen Powered Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on 4c Offshore.

This is the introductory paragraphs.

Ulstein has revealed its second hydrogen hybrid design for the offshore wind industry, the ULSTEIN J102 zero emission wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). The shipbuilders claim the vessel can operate 75% of the time in zero emission mode. Using readily available technology, the additional cost is limited to less than 5% of the total CAPEX.

Most new jack-up designs are featuring a battery hybrid system in addition to diesel gen sets, with a future option for hydrogen powered fuel cell system. Ulstein stated that the down side of a high-power battery energy storage system (BESS) is its heavy weight and cost.

The article shows how hydrogen could be the power source for large specialist equipment.

Ulstein are a Norwegian company.

October 6, 2020 - Posted by | Design, World | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. One of many such shipping industry alternative fuel initiatives. See for example in today’s news:
    https://splash247.com/msc-backs-hydrogen-as-future-fuel/
    https://splash247.com/dsme-debuts-23000-teu-ammonia-powered-ship-design/

    Comment by Stephen Spark | October 6, 2020 | Reply

    • Thanks

      Comment by AnonW | October 6, 2020 | Reply


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