Carisbrooke Shipping to trial 50kW hydrogen engine onboard cargo-vessel

UK shipping firm Carisbrooke Shipping has announced plans to trial a 50kW hydrogen-fuelled auxiliary engine.

The company, based on the Isle of Wight, UK revealed it had partnered with UK engine manufacturer Carnot LTD, which is involved in a consortium which had been awarded £2.3m ($2.7m) to develop the hydrogen-fuelled engine.

Following design, simulation and testing, the 50kW hydrogen single-fuel engine is planned to be integrated into a containerised system, then mounted on the deck of one of Carisbrooke’s cargo-vessels for a 40-day sea trial in early 2025.

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