BV granted Genevos an AiP for HPM-250 hydrogen fuel cell

Classification Society Bureau Veritas (“BV”) has awarded Approval in Principle (“AiP”) to Genevos for their newly launched 250 kW Hydrogen Power Module (“HPM-250”) marine fuel cell. The HPM-250, deployed to meet the growing demands of zero-emission coastal and offshore vessels, is on track to secure Type Approval in 2025.

 Genevos, a leader in the integration and certification of hydrogen fuel cell power systems in the maritime sector, has reached a new milestone in its development strategy with the launch of a next-generation marine fuel cell, the HPM-250.

This high-power solution has been developed in response to the increasing availability of green hydrogen, the strong advances in emissions regulations, and the building environmental pressure to reduce underwater noise for the protection of marine life.

The AiP awarded by BV confirms that Genevos is on course to achieve Type Approval in 2025 for the 250 kW power system, enabling clients to benefit from a fully integrated and validated marine-certified system:  a plug-and-play solution made safe and simple for integrators and OEMs. This modular drop-in solution offers high scalability and redundancy, whilst operating with no vibration, reducing maintenance requirements and conforming to zero emission regulations.

The HPM-250 responds directly to fleet requirements of emissions reduction and high reliability by offering a modular, scalable solution for vessels. For longer-range, deep-sea applications, the power module is compatible with methanol and other e-fuel reformers capable of outputting purified hydrogen gas, whilst offering power conversion at higher efficiencies than combustion, thereby reducing operational costs in addition to the environmental benefits of reduced emissions, vibration and underwater noise.

Phil Sharp commented, “This high power, next-generation fuel cell launch is key to our development roadmap to make clean hydrogen propulsion accessible to commercial and leisure craft. This follows on from the successful delivery of our 40 kW and 80 kW fuel cell power modules that will shortly be entering service through recently launched vessels.

“Achieving AiP ensures that we are on the right track towards achieving a fully-certified product for the deployment of energy-intensive hydrogen vessels, accelerating the next wave of high power, zero-emission vessels to reduce the significant environmental impact of the maritime sector.”


Engr. Haseeb Ullah

Haseeb covers the global energy market for both conventional and modern energy resources. His expertise is on the global energy supply chain from generation to distribution and end-users. He has a Master degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
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