Fuel Cell Ship Operation Will Be Demonstrated by Hyundai Heavy Industries – Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering

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Hyundai Heavy Industries

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group (HHI Group) has accelerated the transition to environmentally friendly ships by launching a demonstration project to apply fuel cells, which are being touted as a next-generation energy source, to large vessels.

On October 11, Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), the intermediate holding company of HHI Group’s shipbuilding sector, announced a consortium agreement to demonstrate fuel cells for ships with global energy companies Shell, Doosan Fuel Cell, HyAxiom, and DNV.

The higher authorities of KSOE, Doosan Fuel Cell, Shell, HyAxiom, and DNV attended the agreement signing ceremony.

HHI Group will use a 600KW high-efficiency Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) for power generation on a 174,000 cubic-meter LNG carrier operated by Shell beginning in 2025, according to the agreement.

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