– Enterprise – La Ciotat Shipyards welcomes hydrogen pioneer HYNOVA to its yachting village


On the environmental held at present on the Monaco Yacht Membership, La Ciotat Shipyards introduced that, following a aggressive bidding course of, the hydrogen propulsion firm HYNOVA has been supplied the enterprise unit lot 14 within the Yachting Village on the La Ciotat Shipyards web site. The multidisciplinary jury assembled for the train was largely gained over by HYNOVA’s formidable challenge to design and construct a ship that can incorporate a propulsion system powered by the ‘inexperienced’ gas hydrogen.

The decision for tasks inviting firms to submit proposals for the occupation of lot 14 within the Yachting Village was launched final October to pick out an progressive firm able to lowering the environmental footprint of enormous yachts and/or La Ciotat shipyards.

This goal for the LCS Yachting Village, a 100% subsidiary of La Ciotat Shipyards (LCS), was achieved when, on Wednesday 17 March, 2021, the identify of the winner, the corporate HYNOVA, was introduced. The corporate is growing an progressive leisure craft powered by hydrogen.

Based in 2020 by Chloé Zaied, HYNOVA is being supplied the chance of occupying, after an preliminary contractual improvement section, lot quantity 14 within the Yachting Village, a totally new, 470 m², premises which can be accomplished this Might. The corporate will then have three years to consolidate and reveal the viability of its enterprise mannequin. This goal would require the solidification of sustainable technological and monetary partnerships, however the improvement prospects are commensurate with the extent of threat of the challenge.

HYNOVA’s preliminary purpose is to start the constructing of three boats within the first yr and to finish eight inside three years. “Past that, we must push the boundaries,” feedback Chloé Zaied. “Personally, I’m devoted to the preservation of the fabulous surroundings of the Parc des Calanques. I used to be dedicated to hydrogen earlier than I realized of the restoration plan as a result of I dreamed of vessels that will emit nothing however water. We are going to proceed to work to enhance our product to seek out ‘clear’ options all through the whole boat lifecycle, despite the fact that it’s a advanced problem.”

The selection of the HYNOVA challenge is the results of an in-depth evaluation of the chance/profit stability of the challenge, and the members of the jury didn’t fail to level out the various pitfalls that HYNOVA must overcome. On the plus facet, Sandra Servière, LCS consultant on the jury, observes that: “Inexperienced hydrogen is a know-how on which all the massive names within the maritime trade are working for the time being. HYNOVA, due to this fact, presents an amazing alternative for La Ciotat to be on the forefront of this motion.“

That LCS is placing its religion within the improvement of hydrogen energy know-how is one other optimistic step in the suitable route for the superyacht trade that’s more and more proving its dedication throughout the board to a extra sustainable future.

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