This certification is the first in a four-stage evaluation process for new technologies and is significant as it attests to viability of the design plan by the reputable Korean Register. This follows VINSSEN’s receipt of Type Approval for its marine lithium-ion battery system from Korean Register and Korea Maritime Transportation Safety Authority (KOMSA) in 2023.
The 100 kW marine fuel cell module consists of a fuel cell stack and balance of plant (BOP) that includes a hydrogen supply device, air supply device and cooling device, among other components. It is an integrated system that powers both the propulsion system as well as various auxiliary devices on-board. VINSSEN’s fuel cell module uses proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) technology, which offers advantages in deployment onboard smaller vessels.
VINSSEN is planning to embark on a 'Hydrogen Fuel Cell Based Leisure Vessel Construction, Verification, and Mobile Charging Facility Development Project' by incorporating two 100 kW fuel cell modules on a leisure vessel, with construction and verification testing scheduled in 2024.
With the support of Jeollanam-do Province and Yeongam, VINSSEN will construct hydrogen fuel cell leisure vessels in a safe demonstration environment. VINSSEN will utilise a shipyard near the Daebool National Industrial Complex, South Korea, while establishing and operating a mobile hydrogen charging station equipped with differentiated monitoring technology.
Read the article online at: https://www.globalhydrogenreview.com/product-news/12092023/vinssen-awarded-certification-for-fuel-cell-module/
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