SEOUL, July 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. is taking steps to commercialize a hydrogen fuel cell system for ship use.
The carmaker on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Global Service, Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings Co.’s ship repairing unit, and the Korean Register of Shipping (KR), a ship quality assurance and risk management company, to promote the commercialization of an eco-friendly hydrogen fuel cell system package for ships.
Under terms of the MOU, the parties will cooperate to develop a hydrogen fuel cell system for ships by using a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) that is typically used in motor vehicles, as well as to commercialize it by the second half of 2022 after acquiring KR approval.
Hyundai Motor will be responsible for supplying the fuel cell system, while Hyundai Global Service will be in charge of developing and commercializing the hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system for ships using the fuel cell provided by Hyundai Motor.
The KR will take responsibility for approving and testing the fuel cell propulsion system on the basis of the rules of the classification society.
J. S. Shin (firstname.lastname@example.org)