In case you missed it, the world’s first vessel powered exclusively by hydrogen and renewable energy docked in Singapore to raise awareness about energy and ecological issues facing our planet. Aurex Insights: Renewable Energy Asia Newsletter for April 2022 shares some key information and statistics about the vessel.
What people are talking about
EVN released Letter No 1513 outlining Transitional Policy Mechanism for wind and solar projects that cannot meet COD during the current FIT period.
BP partners with Marubeni for Offshore Wind in Japan.
Ocean Winds and Aker secure 1.2GW Floating Capacity in South Korea.
Greenleaf Renewable Energy launched in Australia with Tim Gregson and Chris Righetti at the helm.
Macquarie Group’s GIG launches Corio Energy, a specialist offshore wind business, with a 15GW global pipeline and will be led by CEO Jonathan Cole who used to be Iberdrola’s CEO of Offshore Wind.
Doosan wins O&M contract for KOMIPO’s offshore wind project in Jeju.
South Korea’s LG Electronics announced it will shut down its global solar panel manufacturing business due to rising material costs and logistics costs.
What we are currently working on
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Commercial Engineering Manager, South Korea
Commercial Engineering Manager, Taiwan
Smart Grid Sales Manager, Asia, Singapore
Carbon Project Developer, Remote from Asia
Business Developer, C&I, South Korea
Senior Project Manager, Solar, Taiwan
Head of Grid Connections, Taiwan
Head of Grid Connections, South Korea
Pre-Sales Consultant, ETRM APAC, Singapore
Smart Energy Management Solutions Integrator, ANZ
In case you missed the Energy Observer’s stop in Singapore
Energy Observer is a catamaran like no other. It is the world’s first hydrogen-powered vessel and it is loaded with other energy forward equipment such as solar panels, wind towers, fuel cells, and battery storage. This has allowed it to sail from port to port without generating any carbon, fine particles, or noise.
The French vessel and its crew stopped over in Singapore from March 10-20th, 2022 and docked at Sentosa’s ONE 15 Marina. This is its only scheduled stop in Asia, according to the Straits Times, and follows a maritime technological partnership that was signed by Singapore and France last year.
So, you may be curious as to how much power this vessel packs. Let’s break down the numbers:
62kg of hydrogen are stored onboard
20kw fuel cell on board
1MW of electricity can be generated by the fuel cell
1MW of thermal energy can be generated by the fuel cell for heat and hot water
4Nm3 is how much hydrogen per hour the electrolyzer can produce
2,576L of hydrogen storage capacity onboard in 8 tanks of 322L each
34KW capacity of the onboard solar panels
2 x 12m tall wind towers
106KW capacity of lithium-ion battery storage
8 crew members are supported
In addition to all of this, the Energy Observer ensures all creature comforts are accounted for including a dishwasher, hot showers, flat-screen tv, and 105L reverse osmosis system so that the crew can travel the world without the need to return to port to re-fill potable water tanks.
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Consultant, Power Generation, Asia
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