Bureau Veritas awards AiP to HELION marine gas cell system


Bureau Veritas has issued an Approval in Precept (AiP) to Alstom subsidiary HELION for its marine gas cell system, the FC-RACK Marine.

The marine gas cell system makes use of a double envelope enclosure that permits the system to be completely sealed in a saline atmosphere. As well as, HELION’s new FC-RACK Marine incorporates a thermal administration system, devoted on-board management system, and a hydrogen security system that permits the FC-RACK Marine to be put in inside or on the deck of the vessel.

Lastly, its vertical structure facilitates ease-of-access throughout upkeep operations.

HELION developed its normal gas cell system, the FC RACK, based mostly on a simplified and modular structure that may swimsuit buyer’s wants. Specifically designed for top energy functions, it covers a variety of energy from 100 kW as much as a number of megawatts, and it will possibly handle stationary in addition to heavy mobility markets.

Earlier, as a part of the renewal of its fleet of vessels, the Occitanie Area ordered a hybrid hydrogen dredger which will likely be constructed by PIRIOU shipyard and designed in collaboration with LMG MARIN.


HyDrOMer hybrid hydrogen dredger. Copyright: PIRIOU

This primary hybrid hydrogen dredger will likely be geared up with a HELION 200 kW marine-certified gas cell; the gas cell system will provide 100% of the power wanted throughout port operations and crew adjustments.

Alstom acquired HELION in April 2021. Alstom has injected some €6 million to spice up manufacturing capability on the Aix-en-Provence plant whereas lowering manufacturing prices.


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