The overall objective of this topic is to research the potential of safely and economically using hydrogen to partly power the Sleipnir, thereby reducing emissions.
In order to gain experience on different types of hydrogen use and its supply chain, smaller scale pilots will be performed. During the beginning of 2021, a pilot focusing on the use of hydrogen to replace diesel in generators is conducted in the Caland Canal. Another pilot currently being considered, is focused on creating bubble screens on hydrogen powered generators during piling.
What kind of hydrogen options are there for Heerema?
A multitude of options is being looked into, among others hydrogen (co)combustion, the use of PEM cells or other cells, or even the (co)combustion of methanol and ammonia. An internal research is undergoing, which should result in an technical basis for hydrogen use on board Sleipnir. Additionally, we are already looking into the next step of gaining experience with small-scale hydrogen-use on board the vessels and potentially in Vlissingen.