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CMB.Tech and DBR build hydrogen drives

Caption: Die ersten drei Wasserstoffaggregate kommen auf den CSOVs (Commissioning Service Operations Vessels) von Windcat zum Einsatz. © CMB.Tech

The Dutch shipbuilding group Damen Shipyards has ordered the first three hydrogen gensets developed by CMB.Tech and DBR. These are to be operated on CSOVs (Commissioning Service Operations Vessels) from Windcat.

Together, CMB. Tech and DBR want to accelerate decarbonization in the maritime industry. To this end, the shipping and cleantech company and the full-service provider of energy solutions have now developed dual-fuel hydrogen gensets for marine applications.

While CMB.Tech, a subsidiary of the Belgian shipping group CMB, is contributing its energy solutions expertise for marine and offshore applications to the collaboration, DBR is focusing on the development and construction of large marine and industrial applications that run on hydrogen or green ammonia.

As part of the collaboration, DBR will be responsible for the construction and supply of dual-fuel hydrogen gensets specifically designed for marine applications. CMB.Tech will supply the hydrogen technology, including the necessary components.

Genset enables diesel and dual-fuel operation

At the heart of the dual-fuel propulsion system is a MANV12-24l engine from MAN, which has already been used successfully in previous collaborations between CMB.Tech and MAN Engines. The genset has a maximum output of 940kVA / 752 kWe at 60 Hz (1800 rpm) and can be operated with diesel or in dual-fuel mode.

According to the companies, emission savings of up to 83% can be achieved. In a typical D2 operating cycle, 53% of diesel consumption and 12% of AdBlue consumption are saved, resulting in a significant reduction in CO₂ emissions. The genset is also available with 50 Hz (1500 rpm) and can deliver an output of 822 kVA.

First hydrogen genset to be installed in 2024

The Dutch shipbuilding group Damen Shipyards has ordered the first three drives. These will be operated on the CSOVs (Commissioning Service Operations Vessels) of Windcat, a company belonging to CMB that specializes in offshore personnel transfer.

The first vessel is already under construction at Damen Shipyards and the first dual-fuel hydrogen genset is scheduled to be installed in a separate engine room in the first quarter of 2024. Both companies plan to further expand their cooperation.

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The first three hydrogen gensets will be used on Windcat’s CSOVs (Commissioning Service Operations Vessels) © CMB.Tech

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