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Yanmar Power Technology (Yanmar PT), a subsidiary of Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd, has made its first delivery of its newly commercialized maritime hydrogen fuel cell system, introduced in August 2023. This system was supplied to the passenger ship HANARIA, operated by MOTENA-Sea, a company backed by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and other investors.

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The 240kW maritime hydrogen fuel cell system.


The HANARIA is Japan’s first hybrid passenger ship able to use both hydrogen and biodiesel. This vessel operates with an onboard electric propulsion system that powers the ship’s drive using generated electricity.

Fuel cell system specifications

Model GH240FC (hydrogen fuel cell system)
Rated output 240 kW x 2 units
Dimensions W2,700 x D1,100 x H1,700 mm
Weight 2,400 kg
Fuel Hydrogen (ISO14687 type I, Grade D)
Emissions Zero emissions (CO2, NOx, SOx, PM)

Yanmar PT took charge of the ship’s comprehensive power system design, incorporating two hydrogen fuel cells, batteries, biodiesel generators, power management system, propulsion equipment, remote monitoring, and other elements.

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When running solely on the hydrogen fuel cell system and batteries, the ship creates zero emissions, with notable reductions in power source vibrations and noise, and the elimination of exhaust gas odors.

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