Damen Yachting and Blue World Technologies have signed a high-level strategic collaboration in the field of energy technology. The collaboration, which was made official in April 2023, reflects Damen Yachting’s commitment to the research and implementation of more sustainable and future fuel technologies.
Located in Aalborg in Denmark, Blue World Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of high-temperature PEM fuel cells running on methanol. Its mission is to introduce energy-efficient and cost-effective methanol fuel cell technology to industries worldwide.
Torben Mørch Sørensen, marine sales director at Blue World Technologies, said, “We are very excited about this collaboration which provides both parties with valuable learning and knowledge in the path towards a greener maritime industry. Close collaboration between builders and suppliers, like ours, is essential to implement new and innovative technologies that eventually will benefit the climate and environment as well as the yacht owners.”
Damen Yachting secured this partnership after taking interest in Blue World Technologies’ next generation fuel cell technology, which offers higher efficiency with the additional potential for more energy-efficient vessel operation overall thanks to the quality of recoverable heat.
Furthermore, its focus on methanol is in line with Damen Yachting’s sustainability vision in reducing its carbon impact and the role methanol could play in that.
Haico van Roeden, design and proposal engineer at Damen Yachting, commented, “We are delighted to be working with the team at Blue World Technologies. From our first visit to their facilities in Denmark, it became very clear that there was a great synergy between the two companies. That we have a shared ambition and that our goals and way of working align very well.”
The Blue World Technologies team will be working closely with both product design managers and engineers at Damen Yachting, implementing sustainable solutions in the Dutch yacht builder’s products and projects in line with the company’s sustainability goals.
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