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EDGE and Ulstein evaluating use of modular fuel cell system for container vessel; ABB and Ballard partners

EDGE Navigation and Ulstein (earlier post) recently announced their cooperation on an X-BOW container vessel concept design to facilitate green energy power solutions for fossil-free operations. The partners are now in the process of evaluating the use of a modular hydrogen fuel cell solution together with ABB and Ballard Power Systems.

Hydrogen is emerging as the energy carrier of choice across industries so we are happy to collaborate with ABB and Ballard Power Systems for developing a hydrogen fuel cell modular solution to the designs currently being developed by Ulstein Design & Solutions AS.

Developing a new efficient design for container vessels incorporating the ULSTEIN X-BOW will facilitate the transition to green energy propulsion for containerships. At EDGE Navigation we have the ambition to bring economic and scalable non-fossil fuelled containerships to the market by 2025 and with Ulstein’s innovative approach we will have the flexibility in design to adapt the vessels to the charterers’ choice of fuel.

—Jakob Tolstrup-Møller, Managing Director - CEO at EDGE Navigation


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