Scana-owned PSW Power & Automation demonstrated a hydrogen-based shore power solution.
A consortium comprising PSW Power & Automation, Westgass Hydrogen, CCB and H2Production, has been established to provide a high-capacity hydrogen-based shore power solution to the maritime sector.
The ground-breaking solution has been designed by PSW Power & Automation and was demonstrated to the maritime industry at the pilot facilities on CCB’s shipyard in Ågotnes.
It caters for the high capacity needs of major actors in the sector, for example, supply boats, cruise ships, drilling rigs and fish farms. It works by using clean hydrogen to drive fuel cell generators, which in turn generate high-capacity electricity. This electricity supply can then be integrated into existing grid-connected facilities or work on a standalone basis for a complete off-grid offering.
The maritime sector is under pressure to decarbonize its operations. Supply boats, cruise ships, drilling rigs and fish farms have a high requirement for electricity. Currently, they rely heavily on diesel generators.
Styrk Bekkenes, CEO of Scana, “This is a milestone. We have shown that our container-based power solutions can be fuelled by hydrogen, and together with our partners, we have demonstrated that the value chain for such solutions is in place.”
Eirik Sørensen, General Manager at PSW Power & Automation, said, “The system generates no pollutants, with its only other outputs being steam and heat.”