The world’s first comprehensive tests of a zero emissions drivetrain with a scalable systems architecture powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
The HySeas III string test was launched at an in person event in Ågotnes on 1 December to showcase the world’s first comprehensive long-term and full-scale tests of a zero emissions drivetrain with a scalable systems architecture powered by 600 kW of hydrogen fuel cells from Ballard Power Systems. The tests, which were devised and conducted by Kongsberg Maritime, are designed to evaluate and optimise system performance, response, control and safety
For those who were unable to attend the event, join us for a technical webinar on 8 December. The program is as follows:
1. Overview of the Project
– Dr. Martin Smith, University of St Andrews
2. What is a String Test
– John Salton, Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited
3. Design and Objectives of the string test
- Kongsberg Maritime and Ballard Power Systems
4. Lessons Learnt
– Kongsberg Maritime and Ballard Power Systems
5. Next Steps
– Orkney Marine Services, Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited, McPhy, Dr. Martin Smith
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About the Hyseas III Project
HySeas III is the third development stage of a programme to deliver what the consortium hopes will be the world’s first sea-going vehicle and passenger ferry. A ferry which will be fuelled by hydrogen produced from local renewable energy sources in and around the Scottish Isles – and hence the above “Zero Emissions” tag.
Supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework programme, HySeas III is an important step in tackling marine emissions directly and also opening a new chapter in European and global shipbuilding.