From Gale to Green Shipping

ShippingLab has announced its support for a new project that will convert power from the wind turbines at the Port of Hvide Sande to hydrogen for use in a fuel cell intended to power a vessel. The vessel powered by the fuel cell will be used to keep the Danish port entrance free of sand.

The companies involved in the project are Hvide Sande Shipyard, Ballard Power Systems and Odense Maritime Technology (OMT), which are now investigating how present experience with hydrogen fuel cells can be applied onboard ships. While many busses and trucks run on hydrogen now, the special conditions onboard a ship make very different requirements, said Kristina F. Juelsgaard, business development director at Ballard Power Systems Europe, a fuel cell specialist…