Sanlorenzo receives Lloyd’s certification
Lloyd’s Register has presented the Italian shipyard with a certification for its fuel cell system on the upcoming 50Steel.
Massimo Perotti of Sanlorenzo and Paolo Izzo of Lloyd’s Register
During this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, Lloyd’s Register awarded Sanlorenzo an approval certification for the fuel cell system and Type C containment tank designed by the Italian shipyard with Siemens Energy. The innovative solution will be implemented on the new 50Steel, a superyacht whose first unit is due for delivery in the summer of 2024.
The methanol fuel cell system will allow the vessel to generate electricity for on-board hotelier services, with the engines and generators switched off, significantly extending the time spent at anchor and manoeuvring without consuming diesel fuel. The Lloyd’s Register certification validates the methanol fuel cell system’s compliance with internationally recognised environmental standards.
Massimo Perotti, Executive Chairman and CEO of Sanlorenzo, said: “Sanlorenzo is a trailblazer on the path to carbon neutrality in the yachting world. Through the relentless work of our R&D department, we continue to take revolutionary steps in introducing technological systems aimed at reducing the environmental impact of yachts. We’re proud to receive this approval from Lloyd’s Register, as we work together to pioneer decarbonisation pathways for the yachting industry.”
Paolo Izzo, Lloyd’s Register Sales & Marketing Manager for Italy, Monaco and Malta, added: “The collaboration with Sanlorenzo on this innovative project affirms Lloyd’s Register’s role as a trusted advisor to our clients and demonstrates our support for early developers of solutions to reduce carbon emissions in the yachting industry. We’re delighted to give Sanlorenzo this approval, which confirms that their methanol fuel cell system meets the required safety standards.”