CMB NV has announced the acquisition of the business of Revolve Technologies Limited (RTL).
Since 1995, RTL specializes in the engineering, development, prototyping, design and testing of automotive and marine engines.
RTL has been pioneering and developing hydrogen combustion engines (H2ICE) and systems for more than 10 years. Among other things, RTL has developed the engines on board the CMB-owned Hydroville, the world’s first sea-going vessel with dual fuel diesel-hydrogen engines. The business will be fully integrated under CMB Technologies.
CMB Technologies is the Innovation and Development division of CMB NV. CMB Technologies focuses on hydrogen and low carbon technologies, energy saving solutions, digital fleet performance monitoring and weather routing. The newly acquired business will be renamed CMB Revolve Technologies and will remain based in Brentwood, UK.
CMB Revolve Technologies will not only focus on CMB’s hydrogen projects, but also continue to supply consultancy services to third party customers in the automotive and marine industries. CMB Revolve Technologies’ team will consist of 29 highly skilled engineers and technical staff and includes a workshop for prototyping and engine test cell facilities.
CMB and Tsuneishi to build Hydrogen-Powered Ferry
CMB and Tsuneishi Facilities & Craft (TFC) are pleased to announce that both companies will work together to build the world’s first passenger ferry powered by a dual fuel hydrogen-diesel internal combustion main engine.
After receiving the necessary regulatory approval, the ship will be built at TFC’s facilities in Onomichi, Japan and is expected to be delivered in 2021.
By combining TFC’s state-of-the-art shipbuilding capabilities and CMB Technologies’ extensive knowhow in marine hydrogen systems, both parties hope to build a revolutionary ship that will be a milestone in the journey towards zero carbon emission shipping.
This new development also supports Japan’s vision to become a leading hydrogen society by 2050.
Sea News, August 9