Hedvik Soren

Position: Sr Project Manager
Organization: Wärtsilä

Hydrogen-to-Power, engine technology development enabled by EU project CHEK

The project CHEK will develop and demonstrate two bespoke vessel designs – a wind energy optimised bulk carrier and a hydrogen powered cruise ship – equipped with an interdisciplinary combination of innovative technologies working in symbiosis to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 99% and achieve at least 50% energy savings. Wärtsilä will present their contribution to the hydrogen economy in the form of an efficient and compact energy converter technology, which has been subject to significant investments in research and development during the recent years. Starting from blends with lower hydrogen content, we are now approaching the introduction of a pure hydrogen engine for both the marine and energy market, supported by funding from the European Union through project CHEK.