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EODev's REXH2 has been certified by Bureau Veritas!

Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, recently approved the second generation of the REXH2® developed by EODev, a turnkey power generator for the supply of low carbon electricity on board ships.

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, during the HyVolution exhibition, Jérémie Lagarrigue, EODev's General Manager, was officially granted the REXH2® certification by Maximilien Basquin, Sales Manager of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore.

A strong commitment to decarbonizing the maritime sector

This AIP - Approval In Principle, which was carried out in record time to allow the start of serial production of the much-awaited marine power generator, follows an in-depth examination of compliance with the standard recently published by Bureau Veritas, applicable to the use of fuel cells on board ships. The procedure to obtain Type Approval on the definitive version of the new REXH2® has already started and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

The achievement was also made possible thanks to the collaboration initiated between EODev and Bureau Veritas that led to the validation of the first generation EODev's REXH2® unit in Spring 2021, which was extensively tested onboard Energy Observer and the Hynova Yachts' demonstrator The New Era: "All along we've worked with Bureau Veritas, and all along they've been a great supporter of our undertakings" declared Jérémie Lagarrigue, EODev's General Manager.

For this second tour de force, Laurent Leblanc, Senior Vice President Technical & Operations pour Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore also welcomed this collaboration: "As we help clients comply with environmental regulations, implement green solutions onboard, measure decarbonization progress, and more, the collaboration with EODev is another testament to our ambition and commitment that we are particularly proud of.”

Among the key evolutions between the two generations of REXH2® are the integration of the cooling and power management system and a comprehensive safety system, enabling more flexibility for shipyards and naval architects to consider the use of the REXH2® into existing vessels and less constraints for its integration into new projects.

Both EODev's and Bureau Veritas' missions are to ensure the safe implementation of hydrogen technologies and promote the use of hydrogen as an energy source to support the decarbonization of the shipping industry.