The third consortium meeting was held at Kongsberg's offices in Kongsberg on the 20-21 of June 2019. A few days before this visit, an explosion had occurred at a hydrogen filling station in Oslo, and some details of this incident was presented for discussion and learning.
The meeting included an extensive tour of the Energy lab and the 30 kW fuel cell where the system was being tested and optimised in order to help finalise the design of the full scale 600 kW string test system. The energy lab is fitted with batteries and load banks to simulate actual thruster loads, as well as extensive instrumentation to monitor and control the behaviour of the system.
The 30 kW fuel cell is housed in a small container outside and hydrogen storage cylinders are stored in a separate enclosure nearby.