Ricardo UK has placed a first order with Sprintex for high-speed electric fuel cell compressors.
The order is a component of the Sustainable Hydrogen Powered Shipping Project (sHYpS), a project funded by the European Union (EU) Government that aims to support the decarbonization of the shipping industry by creating a novel liquid hydrogen swappable storage solution that can be customised to fit a variety of vessels.
Six cruise liners will be powered in the project’s initial trial with about 100mW of electrical power each produced by modular hydrogen fuel cells.
Following the development phase, a six-ship trial is anticipated to bring in about A$1.5 million in revenue for Sprintex. The order for the program’s development phase is priced at A$270,000.
The sHYpS Project comprises 13 partners across six nations with a budget of €14.3 million, including Ricardo.
Ricardo’s experience will be in producing cutting-edge, cross-sector sustainable outcomes to support the transition to renewable energy sources, the use of limited resources, environmental services, and secure, intelligent mobility.
The goal of the project is to create a revolutionary liquid hydrogen swappable storage solution that can be applied to various vessel types.