Bureau Veritas approves flexible fuel-cell technology

Classification society, Bureau Veritas (BV), has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to EODev for its fuel cell-based REXH2® technology. Designed to generate low-carbon electricity aboard ships, the hydrogen fuel cell technology can provide power from 70 kW to about 1 MW when units are banked.

Following close collaboration through product development, BV was able to issue the AiP in record time, paving the way for serial production. The Type Approval process covering the definitive version of the REXH2 has already begun, BV said. EODev has worked closely on the technology with Toyota, a hydrogen expert, for some years. The ‘plug-and-play’ REXH2 system uses Toyota’s latest fuel-cell technology.

“All along we’ve worked with Bureau Veritas,” declared EODev CEO, Jeremie Lagarrigue, “and all along they’ve been not only a great supporter of our undertakings, but also a great partner to help make everything right so as to speed up the clean energy transition with the best and safest solutions.”

Speaking for BV, senior vice president Technical & Operations, Laurent Leblanc, said: “We use our expertise to held advance innovation, safety, and performance and to make possible forward-looking solutions … The collaboration with EODev is another testament to our ambition and commitment that we are particularly proud of.”

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore