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.
Established for over a century, specialist in ferry and similar vessel construction, builder of the majority of Scotland's current ferry fleet, builder of the world's first diesel-electric hybrid ferries.
Coordination of the vessel design and build programme, including organisation of the power-train testing
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 integration of the vessel's systems along with the design and integration of the pre-build power-train testing.
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 the landside infrastructure required for the demonstration vessel.
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 Islands Council/Orkney Ferries will be the eventual customer for the demonstration vessel and have the obvious role in the vessel's specification. They also provide the crucial link to existing and subsequent Orcadian renewable energy and hydrogen production activities.