HAV Group hydrogen-based energy system receives preliminary approval
A hydrogen-based energy system for ship applications developed in the FreeCO2ast project by the HAV Group has been granted preliminary approval by the Norwegian Maritime Authority. HAV views the approval as a major step toward the commercial use of hydrogen fuel by commercial vessels. The Norwegian Maritime Authority issued a statement of preliminary assessment which confirmed the alternative design is considered feasible and sound in accordance with alternative design guidelines (MSC.1/Circ.1455) set out by the International Maritime Organization. The project can now move into the final design phase and will subsequently be offered at a commercial level to the global maritime market.