NAVALPROGETTI, based on the experience and knowledge learned during REShiP research activity, started an innovative Project for the integration of an hydrogen-based energy system on board a vessel.
The hydrogen will be used in PEM fuel cell plant arranged on board, to energize the ship during part of her journey.
This innovation will significantly reduce emission produced during the vessel conventional activity.
The hydrogen plant will be designed so as to guarantee safe handling, containment, and usage of the fuel on board.
The Project represents an important step to guide maritime sector through energy transition and achieve the goal of zero emissions as requested by IMO.
All design phases will be carried out in close cooperation with the Class, to assess all safety requirements contained in Rules and Guidelines available on this topic. Where no specific information is available on hydrogen system, all technical documentation and procedures will be analysed during Risk Assessment.