We are proud to achieve Approval in Principle from DNV Hamburg on our Pilot-E project!
This document proves that the principals used in our design is in accordance with the current regulations.
Pilot-E is a project we deliver to Moen Marin and Salmar, and will be the world's first hydrogen-powered farming vessel.
Our delivery includes the entire driveline including a hydrogen fuel cell, which we get access to through Volvo Penta.
The fuel cell can deliver up to 150kW electric energy and is to be installed in a specially designet cabinet in stainless steel.
This cabinet contains all control functions needed for the fuel cell to be safe in use and in a marine environment on board in ships.
This system makes the boat independent of diesel - still maintaining a solid range.
Pilot-E from Moen Marin is planned into operation early next year, and will be in use approximately 9 hurs a day.
The hydrogen storage on board has space for 125 kilograms of H2, and with normal use it is planned for a refill around three times per month.
In comparison, a diesel-mechanical boat uses approximately 20 000 liter's of diesel a year.
When we install serial hybrid solutions, this will save approximately half of this.
Hence, Pilot-E will save 120 000 liter's of diesel per year on this one vessel.