Fuel Cell Container Feeder

By Keith Henderson at July 28, 2011 04:57
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Last month, GL Group, presented a future concept of a zero-emission container feeder vessel.
The container ship, aimed at Northern European feeder services, uses liquid hydrogen as fuel to generate power with a combined fuel cell and battery system. The design of the container ship with capacity for 1000TEUs with 150 reefer slots, is for a full open top giving improved port efficiency and reduced loading / unloading times to further reduce CO2 emissions. Propulsion is by two azimuthing podded propulsors and one take me home thruster providing redundancy and superior manoeuverability. The service speed is 15kn. The concept envisions that the liquid hydrogen would be produced and stored offshore close to a wind farm. The cost of liquid hydrogen is higher than marine gas oil (MGO), however, costs could be similar after 2025 if emission surcharges are introduced. [More]

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