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Technologies based on hydrogen are the key elements for the energy transition. thyssenkrupp Marine Systems intends to bring its expertise from the development and integration of alternative energy systems into highly complex, military requirement profiles. With innovative product developments, we contribute to mastering the upcoming challenges of the green transformation of the maritime sector also for the civilian sector.
In early 2023, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems received the funding commitment by Technologie-Beratungs-Institut GmbH (TBI) in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for the implementation of three case studies. These projects are funded by “Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung“ (EFRE).
With these three research projects, we are taking the next step to provide innovative products for the civilian maritime sector:
The aim of this study is the development of a fuel cell for maritime propulsion systems by using inexpensive components for the civil market: thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and the Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung (ZSW) are investigating the techno-economic requirements for a competitive fuel cell based on proven submarine technologies. With more than 40 years of experience in reliable fuel cells and our 4th generation fuel cell system for underwater application, we plan to offer a product than can withstand the competition of the civilian market.
This is the start for a civil climate-neutral propulsion system made by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems to support the green transformation.
The goal of the feasibility study is to evaluate an emission-free and energy self-sufficient freighter: thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon want to design an innovative propulsion and energy system for ships – an energy system that includes the production, storage and use of hydrogen on board to significantly reduce the fuel consumption.
Preferably, the propulsion works completely self-sufficient. For this version, appropriate weather routes and the requirements of the system will be analysed. A technical and economic evaluation will underline the efficiency of such a system in the end.
One day, it can be possible to have a complete self-sufficient energy system to transport e.g. green ammonia around the world with zero emissions.
The study’s target is to analyse the technical feasibility and economic viability of Power-to-X (PtX) offshore platforms in the Baltic Sea. PtX stands for conversion technologies that turn electricity into carbon-neutral synthetic fuels, such as hydrogen.
thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, in collaboration with INTEC Industrie-Technik GmbH & Co. KG, is conducting a feasibility study to explore the question of a realisation. The study aims to determine the technical requirements and proposed solutions, develop a scalable design, identify possible risks and estimate the platform costs.
Offshore wind power generates the necessary energy for PtX production, especially hydrogen. The CO²-neutral fuel produced is to be stored in appropriate tank containers or gas cylinders. On-site refueling of vessels should be investigated.
PtX plants can and will serve as a means for thyssenkrupp Marine Systems to achieve climate goals while simultaneously exploring new market opportunities.