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Shiptec and Energys Partnering on Marine Fuel Cells

Energys and Shiptec Partner to Advance Green Hydrogen in European Maritime Industry

Driving the Future of Green Hydrogen in Europe’s Maritime Sector

Energys, a global hydrogen fuel cell systems company, and Shiptec, a leading Swiss naval architecture and shipbuilding firm, have formed a strategic partnership to advance zero-emission solutions in the European maritime market.

This collaboration aims to integrate Energys' hydrogen systems into Shiptec's vessel designs and shipbuilding projects, accelerating the adoption of green hydrogen as a zero-emissions fuel for the maritime industry.

Harnessing Synergies for Sustainable Maritime Solutions

The newly formed partnership between Energys and Shiptec represents a significant milestone in the push towards sustainable maritime solutions. Energys will provide its proprietary hydrogen fuel cells, purpose-built for marine applications. These advanced fuel cells systems are designed to replace traditional fossil fuel engines, offering a sustainable and efficient alternative that produces only distilled water vapour as emissions.

Shiptec, leveraging its extensive expertise in ship design, engineering, and system integration, will incorporate Energys' hydrogen fuel cell solutions into their vessel designs and shipbuilding projects. This collaboration ensures that the resulting ships are not only cutting-edge in terms of technology but also environmentally friendly and compliant with the latest emissions regulations.

Class Society Approval in Principle: A Testament to Innovation and Safety

A major highlight of this partnership is the achievement of Approval in Principle (AiP) from leading classification societies for various kilowatt-range zero-emission fuel cell powerplants integrated into Shiptec vessel designs. This approval underscores the viability, safety and maturity of the current designs, paving the way for broader adoption in the maritime industry.

Significance for the Maritime Industry: Pioneering Green Hydrogen Adoption

The partnership between Energys and Shiptec is set to have a profound impact on the maritime industry, addressing several key challenges and opportunities:

Transition to Green Hydrogen: By enabling shipowners and operators to transition to green hydrogen for powering vessels, the partnership supports the significant future reduction of emissions.

Cutting-Edge Technology Integration: The collaboration combines Energys' state-of-the-art hydrogen technology with Shiptec's shipbuilding capabilities, resulting in comprehensive, high-performance solutions.

Decarbonisation Goals: This partnership aligns with the maritime industry's decarbonisation goals and helps operators comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations.

Noel Dunlop, Founder and Vice President of Energys, remarked, "We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Shiptec. Strategic alliances like this are crucial for our European expansion and for reaching transitioning maritime customers. By combining our world-leading green hydrogen technology with Shiptec’s extensive experience and capabilities, we empower marine operators to adopt renewable hydrogen for their fleets, accelerating the global shift towards a sustainable energy future."

Martin Einsiedler, CEO of Shiptec, commented, "Integrating green hydrogen solutions into our vessel designs is a significant step forward in providing zero-emission vessels to our customers. As a system integrator, Shiptec values collaboration with strong partners like Energys. This partnership allows us to leverage the best of both companies' expertise, creating innovative and sustainable solutions for the maritime industry."

Driving Decarbonisation: Meeting Industry Goals

The Energys and Shiptec partnership is designed to address the maritime industry's pressing need for decarbonisation. By offering advanced, zero-emission solutions, the partnership helps operators meet current regulations and prepares them for future requirements. This forward-thinking approach ensures that the maritime industry can operate efficiently and sustainably, even as environmental standards become more rigorous.

Comprehensive Solutions: From Concept to Execution

The collaboration between Energys and Shiptec is a perfect blend of technological innovation and practical application. Shiptec will utilise its shipbuilding expertise to seamlessly integrate Energys' hydrogen fuel cells into their vessel designs, ensuring that each ship meets the highest performance and safety standards. This integration process includes:

Design and Engineering: Shiptec will work closely with Energys to incorporate hydrogen fuel cells into new vessel designs, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency.

System Integration: The partnership will focus on seamless integration of hydrogen fuel cells with existing and new ship systems, providing a comprehensive solution that meets all operational requirements.

Safety and Compliance: Achieving Approval in Principle from classification societies is a key part of the partnership’s strategy, ensuring that all solutions meet the highest safety standards and regulatory requirements.

A Vision for a Sustainable Maritime Future

Energys and Shiptec share a commitment to driving the global energy transition towards sustainability. By combining their respective strengths, they aim to introduce zero-emission hydrogen solutions that not only displace fossil fuels but also create sustainable jobs and economic opportunities. This partnership is a testament to the power of collaboration in achieving ambitious environmental goals.

Noel Dunlop, Founder and Vice President of Energys, further emphasised, "This partnership is critical for our European expansion, enabling us to provide world-leading technology with local support in the Norwegian market. By working together, we can accelerate the adoption of hydrogen fuel cells, providing a sustainable and efficient alternative to traditional marine power systems."

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