The potential of Hydrogen fuel cells market in the maritime sector have been demonstrated in the last years with several vessels projects. Despite a regulatory framework applicable to hydrogen fuelled ships is not yet available. E-SHyIPS brings together the Hydrogen and maritime stakeholders and international experts, to gather new knowledge based on regulatory framework review and experimental data on ship design, safety systems, material and components and bunkering procedures. The approach is “vessel independent", in order to avoid the burdens of customized projects, and is focused on the risk and safety assessment methodologies. Based on this, e-SHyIPS will define a pre-standardization plan for IGF code update for the hydrogen-based fuels passenger ships and a roadmap for the boost of Hydrogen economy in the maritime sector.
Ghenova´s Scope is to coordinate and develop the System Safety Engineering activities for the particular experiments and the global ship design. That methodology employs specialized knowledge and skills in applying scientific and engineering principles, criteria, and techniques to identify hazards and then to eliminate the hazards or reduce the associated risks when the hazards cannot be eliminated. It defines safety requirements for the design, taking into account the potential risks, verification and validation of effective mitigation, and residual risk acceptance.
The vessel safety systems will be defined for the ventilation, Gas detection, Fire detection of the Fuel Cells on-board according.