Advantages over other technologies
The technology has clear advantages over other low and zero carbon alternatives.
- Cost: optimized balance of maximized emission’s savings while ensuring that the extra required CAPEX is minimal
- Reliability: combustion engines are robust, reliable and have a long operational track record
- Zero carbon: ICE monofuel engines reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero, ICE dual fuel engines reduce emissions by 60 to 90 % depending on the load and the engine type
- Available today: large marine and industrial applications can be converted to H2ICE today
Dual fuel engines offer the added advantage of full diesel back-up in case hydrogen is not available or too expensive. This is a very important added benefit for industrial and marine operators.
The hydrogen future starts today!
As part of its journey towards becoming carbon neutral by 2030, without the use of offsets, Vestas will explore how the world's first hydrogen-powered crew transfer vessel (CTV), the Hydrocat 48, can help reduce carbon emissions from its offshore service operations. Vestas does this by launching a pilot program in collaboration with long-term supplier Windcat Workboats.
Ports of Stockholm and CMB.TECH are joining forces in a unique hydrogen collaboration at Stockholm Norvik Port. The investment in hydrogen will encompass port operations and will also expand service offerings to shipping companies and haulage firms, as well as other customers and collaboration partners. The goal is for Stockholm Norvik Port to be Sweden’s most climate-smart and sustainable port.