Bureau Veritas approves HELION’s marine fuel cell

Helion fuel cell
Bureau Veritas approves Helion marine fuel cell

HELION Hydrogen Power (Alstom Group), a high-power fuel cell manufacturer, has received Bureau Veritas approval for its marine version of the FC-RACK, a zero-emission hydrogen electric generator dedicated to marine applications.

This approval is merely a formality, but it is a new step towards the certification of Helion’s marine fuel cell. This 6th generation fuel cell not only complies with Bureau Veritas* standard for fuel cell use on board ships but it also meets safety requirements.

The marine adaptation of the fuel cell is ensured by a double casing system and

offers perfect sealing in saline environments. In addition, the new HELION FC-RACK Marine comprises thermal management, a dedicated control system and a hydrogen safety system allowing it to be installed inside or on the ship deck. Last but not least, its upright design makes it easier to access during maintenance operations.

* Bureau Veritas is a French company specialized in testing, inspection and certification

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Logan King

Logan King

After an unusual career (3 years in the French army followed by a 3-year degree in Applied Foreign Languages), it was my passion for environmental issues that finally caught up with me and led me to join Seiya Consulting and H2 Today in June 2022. First as an end-of-study internship, then as Marketing & Communication Manager and translator at Hydrogen Today.

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