MadBlue Marine, a company specializing in hydrogen infrastructure and boat production, has selected Genevos' ‘Complete H2-Pack' of engineering solutions to facilitate the adoption of hydrogen power. This comprehensive approach includes the provision of a compact and lightweight HPM-40, along with various engineering services covering hydrogen storage, supply, commissioning, installation, and design engineering, which encompasses gas management and safety analysis.
MadBlue Marine has a visionary goal to decarbonize the boat industry by leveraging green hydrogen technology. This ambitious project emerged through a dynamic partnership involving the founders of DH2 Energy, Limitless Marine Design, and MadBlue Summit. The company's key market segments encompass leisure boats, urban marine taxis, transport for island destinations, workboats, and Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs).
The initial application, an 8-meter vessel, is expected to deliver a total power output of 140 kW (188 hp) and serves as a demonstrator project in advance of the series production of similar vessels up to 12 meters in length. The prototype is scheduled for launch in December of this year and will undergo extensive sea trials before being showcased at prominent maritime events along the Mediterranean and Middle East coasts. Pre-orders for the series boat are set to become available in December, with deliveries slated for the third quarter of 2024.
Robin Imaz, Co-Founder & CEO of MadBlue Marine, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “Working closely with Genevos has enabled us to accelerate our mission to revolutionize green hydrogen boating. Together, our expertise has combined to give birth to a high-performance and environmentally friendly hydrogen-electric vessel powered by renewables. We are delighted by our partnership with Genevos and their complete offering, and we look forward to continuing on a bright future together.”
Genevos offers a range of HPM solutions (15 kW, 40 kW, 80 kW) designed for durability with corrosion-resistant graphite stacks and an IP56 rating, making them suitable for installation in engine rooms or on deck. These solutions are created as practical plug-and-play options to facilitate the decarbonization of small-scale vessels. The HPM-40, in particular, finds applications in recreational boats, coastal fishing vessels, passenger boats like water taxis and ferries, and Unmanned Surface Vessels used in research and surveillance.
The HPM-40 solution allows for easy redundancy by adding modules to a vessel, usually connected to a dedicated powerline leading to a single electric motor, a feature beneficial for catamarans. This modularity simplifies hydrogen access for clients and supports the integration of hybrid or full-hydrogen energy systems.
Rebecca Sharp, Co-Founder and CEO of Genevos, emphasized the importance of collaboration and immediate action in decarbonizing the maritime sector to meet climate change targets. She stated, “Supporting MadBlue Marine in their wholistic approach to achieving hydrogen boating aligns with the Genevos values and mission to enable clean and resilient mobility on our oceans. We are proud to be part of MadBlue Marine's efforts to reduce the negative impact of boating on the ocean.”