The HySeas III Consortium comprises of an experienced team of commercial and public sector organisations active in the relevant disciplines required to deliver the project's outcomes.
Partners and their main project functions are listed below (in no particular order):
The team is coordinated by the University of St.Andrews (St. Andrews, Scotland)
Note that all partners are involved to at least some extent in all of the project delivery activities.
Arguably the world leader in fuel cell road transport applications, delivered power plant proven across millions of kilometres of road use, provided the power plant for most of Europe's hydrogen buses to date.
Development and provision of marinised fuel cell modules and their integration into the vessel's marine power system
Established in 1413, St. Andrews is the 3rd oldest University in the English-speaking world - it has quite a history of radical thinking and thinkers and today delivers world-class research research and teaching in both the arts and sciences.
The specific connection to this type of project derives from the School of Chemistry being home to one of the UK and Europe's largest and leading fuel cell, battery and energy conversion materials research groups. The wider HySeas programme orginated in the University which is coordinating the HySeas III project.
As such, the University is directly involved in all of the work streams and undertakes the project's formal administrative functions.
Kongsberg Maritime is a specialist in systems for dynamic positioning and navigation, marine automation, safety management, cargo handling, subsea survey and construction, maritime simulation and training, and satellite positioning.
KM’s main functions in HySeas III relate to the design and construction of the power-train components into an fully-functioning integrated system capable of providing propulsive and other energy to an ocean-going vessel. Hosting the performance and durability testing of that system and making it available for demonstration to 3rd parties.
An institute of the German Aerospace Center, DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems in Oldenburg develops technologies and concepts for future energy supply based on renewable energy sources considering the aspects of decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitalisation. Experience in sector coupling and technology assessment, eg: linking electricity, heating and transport and assessing energy technologies from environmental, social and economic perspectives.
DLR Institute of Networked Energy System will undertake life cycle assessment, life cycle costing and job-creation potential assessments allowing a proper comparison between the new marine energy model and the existing fossil-fuelled basis ferries.
McPhy are specialists in the design, manufacture and integration of hydrogen production, storage and distribution equipment.
In Hyseas III Mcphy’s main function is the specification of landside fuelling infrastructure and exploring the implications of the requirement to dispense H2 as fuel in far larger quantities than has been done in land transport applications.
The only international shipping association representing the worldwide ferry industry with over 200 members from 35 countries. Acts as the voice for owners, operators, ship designers, shipbuilders, equipment suppliers and manufacturers, government agencies, classification societies and maritime professionals.
Interferry are acting as the project's external dissemination and communications specialist.
Orkney Ferries are a division of Orkney Islands Council (local government). They own and operate all of the harbours and ferries in and around the Orkney Islands. They are heavily involved in developing local marine and wind renewable energy resources, including hydrogen production, its transfer by ferry and usage in its onshore marine infrastructure.
Orkney Island Council/Orkney Ferries will play the role of the ferry owner/operator and provide a local link to existing Orcadian renewable energy and hydrogen production activities.
Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited owns ferries, ports and harbours and infrastructure necessary for vital ferry services serving the west coast of Scotland and the Clyde Estuary, and the Northern Isles.
They have been at the forefront of innovative ship design with low emission and innovative technologies, such as the introduction of the world’s first lithium-ion battery /diesel-electric hybrid ferries and developing dual fuel vessels, and have an ambitious fleet renewal programme which involves investments in low emission technologies.
Arcsilea Ltd are a specialist maritime consultancy providing technical analysis for maritime regulatory policy discussions at the IMO and EU, particularly in the area of energy efficiency, GHG reduction and alternative fuels.
They work with a number of shipowner associations, including INTERFERRY, CLIA, INTERTANKO, INTERCARGO, ICS, BIMCO and WSC, as well as shipowners, port authorities, Class Societies and the European Commission. The company also works closely with the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.