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PIRIOU Develops Crew Transfer Vessel with Hydrogen Hybrid Propulsion

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By The Maritime Executive 11-20-2020 11:08:22

PIRIOU is one of the three winners of  the Call for notification of interest of the offshore wind Innovation Challenge –managed by WPD and  the Brittany maritime cluster -Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique- thanks to its Crew Transfer Vessel  (CTV) with hydrogen hybrid propulsion. 

Following the call for proposals launched at the end of 2019, PIRIOU decided to meet the challenge. Drawing on its experience in crew transfer to oil fields, in the delivery of over a hundred 18m to 55m  crew boats and the building of about ten 27m and 22m CTVs for wind farms, Piriou has broadened  its range with a H2 low emission CTV. 

This project is part of the plan aiming at reducing greenhouse gas emissions required by the  International Maritime Organization (IMO) and our shipowner customers. 

Vincent Faujour, PIRIOU Group C.E.O. says: ’We deeply thank WPD and the Maritime cluster  for awarding this prize and commend the relevance of the project and the quality of the work done by the PIRIOU design office teams. This award allows us to benefit from the support  and experience of WPD – major player of offshore wind- to complete our project up to commercialisation’.

Main characteristics 
Length overall ………………………... 27 .0 m 
Breadth overall ………………………. .... 9 .7 m 
Max. speed …………………………… … 25 kn 
Cargo ……………………………….... 5 t 
Main engines power….................. 2 x 1000 kW 
Fuel cells power……………. ………2 x 140 kW 
Crew ………….………………………….…..3  
Personnel… ……………………………… 24 

Hydrogen stored in 20’ container 
Regulations: Bureau Veritas / French flag 

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