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通用与Nedstack合作研发零排放邮轮

作者:   发布时间:2019-03-23    浏览量:1151   字体大小:  A+   A- 

通用与Nedstack合作研发零排放邮轮
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来源:World Maritime News 2019-03-22
翻译:国际海事信息网 黄子倩 张运鸿

        通用电气公司(简称GE,以下称通用)的电力转换业务部门(Power Conversion business)与燃料电池制造商Nedstack合作开发氢燃料电池系统,为零排放邮轮提供动力。

        通用与Nedstack的终极目标是研发一个真正实现零排放的系统,将其用于世界首批可持续清洁型邮轮。

        根据公司解释,邮轮产业有责任消除其对港口社区(port communities)、乘客及工作人员的健康状况以及周边环境可能造成的负面影响。

        两家公司相信,负责任的零排放航行不仅是出于环保需要,更可大大改善出行体验。

        由于需要遵守明年生效的“限硫令”,各家船公司均承受较大压力。国际上的国际海事组织(IMO)与各地区的地方法规均要求海上船舶减排甚至不排。

        Nedstack公司的CEO 阿诺德•范•德•布雷(Arnoud van de Bree)表示:“现有的环保措施主要集中在减排上。完全消除排放则需要转变思考模式(paradigm shift)。”

        他补充道:“这就是通用与Nedstack致力于船用燃料电池技术的原因。我们想打造真正零排放的替代性船舶,可以真正满足未来邮轮业发展的需要。”

        通用电气电力转换业务部门(Power Conversion business)海事与油气CEO(CEO of Marine and O&G)艾德•托雷斯(Ed Torres)指出:“我们很自豪,能与Nedstack展开合作,我们合作的领域将颠覆整个邮轮产业。”

        他随后说道:“这次合作集结了众多尖端技术和前沿思想。考虑到海运和航运企业的监管环境不断发生变化,这个创新非常及时。”

        两家公司希望将新技术引入客轮,用燃料电池代替传统的柴油机,氢燃料代替重油。目前,两家公司已完成一艘探险船上两兆瓦氢燃料电池动力装置(two-megawatt hydrogen fuel cell power plant)的概念设计。据两家公司透露,审查结果非常乐观。

        通用电气电力转换业务部门(Power Conversion business)董事长兼首席执行官阿齐兹•穆罕默德(Azeez Mohammed)表示:“越来越多的船只被要求在港内关停发动机。我们在加利福尼亚就看到过这样的事情。中国在长江三角洲还设立了排放控制区(emission control area)。然而,大趋势是在从减排到不排转变的。”

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GE, Nedstack Partner Up on Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Zero Emission Cruise Ships

General Electric’s (GE) Power Conversion business and Nedstack, a fuel cell manufacturer, have entered into a partnership to develop hydrogen fuel cell systems for powering zero-emission cruise vessels.

The ultimate goal of GE and Nedstack is creating a truly zero-emission system that will enable the world’s first sustainable, clean cruise ships.

As explained, the cruise industry shares a joint responsibility to eliminate the possible negative impacts it might have on port communities, the health of passengers and staff, and on the environment as a whole.

Responsible zero-emission shipping is not only environmentally needed but will greatly contribute to the quality of the cruise experience itself, the two companies believe.

Shipowners are already under pressure to comply with the reduced sulfur limit regulations coming into force next year. Both global International Maritime Organization (IMO) and regional regulations require marine vessels to reduce emissions or eliminate them altogether.

“Existing clean power solutions are focused on reducing emissions. Eliminating emissions altogether demands a paradigm shift,” Arnoud van de Bree, CEO of Nedstack, said.

“Hence why GE and Nedstack have been working extensively on the ‘marinization’ of fuel cell technology to create a total zero-emission alternative that truly meets the needs of tomorrow’s cruise industry,” he added.

“We’re proud to be working with Nedstack on what we believe will be a game changer for the cruise industry,” Ed Torres, CEO of Marine and O&G, GE’s Power Conversion business, pointed out.

“This partnership brings together a rich pool of expertise that’s spearheading much needed innovation. Given the marine transport and shipping sector’s changing regulatory landscape, this innovation could not be more timely,” he further said.

The duo envisages using this technology on passenger ships, replacing traditional diesel engines with fuel cells, and heavy fuel oil (HFO) with hydrogen. So far, Nedstack and GE have designed the concept for a two-megawatt hydrogen fuel cell power plant on an expedition vessel. The review result has been positive, according to the companies.

“Ships are increasingly being required to shut down their engines in port. We’ve seen this in California, for example, and China has introduced an emission control area in the Yangtse delta. However, the trend is shifting from emissions reduction to total elimination,” Azeez Mohammed, President and CEO, GE’s Power Conversion business, noted.

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