Genevos to provide hydrogen fuel cell system for Lithuania’s first hydrogen-electric ship

French hydrogen power solutions developer Genevos has been selected to provide the complete H2-Pack for a next-generation hydrogen-electric waste collector destined for the Port of Klaipeda, Lithuania.

Port of Klaipeda

A few days ago, a keel-laying ceremony for the 42-meter-long and 10-meter-wide zero emissions waste collector was held at the Port of Klaipeda. Baltic Workboats has been appointed to construct and deliver this ship in collaboration with Western Baltija Shipbuilding.

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Genevos will provide the complete H2-Pack including engineering and commissioning services, alongside the delivery of two marine-certified HPM-40 units.


The HPMs will be integrated as range extenders to provide increased energy security. The ‘H2 brick’ will complement the battery system of 2,000 kWh installed onboard to add an additional 40% of the motoring range with an average motoring speed of eight knots, according to Genevos.

This operational tanker will be equipped to collect up to 400 cbm of waste from ships arriving at the Port of Klaipeda, which will subsequently be transported to treatment facilities onshore.

“During our interactive and successful design process with the Port of Klaipeda, it was decided to install a hydrogen solution onboard the vessel. During these discussions, we conducted market research to identify the best possible partner for our requirements, ultimately selecting Genevos to deliver the full scope of the hydrogen solution. Baltic Workboats is pleased to have found a company that shares our values in advancing new technology in the maritime industry, thereby reducing CO2 emissions for a better future,” Peeter Raamat, Head of Research and Development at Baltic Workboats commented.

“This vessel will serve as a model for future projects, demonstrating the viability and benefits of renewable energy in maritime operations. We are excited about the positive environmental impact this project will have and the role it will play in advancing green technology in the industry,” Raamat continued.

The ship is already in construction at Western Baltija Shipbuilding and will be transported to Estonia to finish the building process at Baltic Workboats.

The ship is expected to sail in the waters of the Port of Klaipeda at the end of next year.

Genevos recently secured approval in principle (AiP) by classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) for its new marine fuel cell.

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