ANTWERP, BELGIUM — Today CMB and TSUNEISHI FACILITIES & CRAFT CO.,LTD. and KAMBARA KISEN CO., LTD. their Shipping Biz. Segment of TSUNEISHI Group launch their hydrogen joint venture.
The company will distribute and develop hydrogen know-how, expertise, engines and applications in Japan. The start of the partnership is marked by a major project: the HydroPhoenix, Asia’s first hydrogen-powered tugboat.
JPN H2YDRO & H2ICE Application Centre
CMB and TSUNEISHI want to develop the hydrogen internal combustion engine (H2ICE) technology for the Japanese industrial and marine market. CMB’s subsidiary CMB.TECH has built up extensive knowhow over the years and has successfully developed concrete applications with dual fuel and monofuel hydrogen engines.
To accelerate the adoption of this revolutionary technology, CMB and TSUNEISHI have agreed to invest additional capital in the Bingo Research Institute and change the name to “JPN H2YDRO CO.,LTD” for the import, marketing and engineering service of H2ICE solutions in Japan. JPN H2YDRO CO.,LTD will establish a H2ICE Application Center in Japan.
HydroBingo & HydroPhoenix
CMB and TSUNEISHI have already been working together, with the development of the HydroBingo, the next generation 80 passenger ferry that uses hydrogen as marine fuel for propulsion.
Both companies will build a hydrogen-powered tugboat, the HydroPhoenix. This landmark development and Asia’s first hydrogen tugboat will increase local demand for hydrogen and catalyse the construction of further sister ships and other industrial hydrogen applications.
Furthermore, both companies will also focus on the development of hydrogen-powered equipment for the land-based port industry and ships of different categories, such as support ships for offshore wind farms, like CTV, SOV and CSOV, through the H2ICE application centre, as mentioned above.
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BeHydro dual fuel engines
Since 2017, CMB has developed a wide variety of hydrogen-powered engines and applications, including the world’s first 1 MW dual fuel hydrogen diesel engine developed by BeHydro which is a joint venture vehicle with ABC Engines. The new joint venture will be the sole agent for the import of BeHydro engines in Japan.
Roxane de Bilderling – Ambassador – Embassy of Belgium in Japan: “It was a great honor to witness the signing ceremony of the MOU between CMB N.V., Tsuneishi Facilities & Craft Co., Ltd. and Kambara Kisen Co., Ltd. on 20 April 2021. I was particularly pleased to hear about the business partnership between the three companies and I believe that this partnership will enhance the business case for hydrogen fuel propulsion engines in the shipping industry in Japan and support the Green Growth Strategy of the Japanese government. Green energy is crucial in pursuing the fight against Climate Change and ensuring a sustainable development for all. This collaboration is an excellent example of how Belgium and Japan can cooperate for a better future and I look forward to many more of this kind of cooperation between our two countries.”
Picture from left to right:
Yu Aonuma (Roberto) CMB / Jun Kamabara TFC / Alexander Saverys CMB /Ambassador Roxane de Bilderling / Hirotatsu Kambara KAMBARA KISEN and Mitsuo Kambara TFC
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