Bergen Engines Announces Increase in Blended Hydrogen Offering

Progress toward 100% hydrogen-fueled engine

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Bergen, Norway — Bergen Engines, a global leader in medium-speed engine technology, proudly announces the latest development in their natural gas engine range, now accommodating a 25% hydrogen blend without modification.
Building on the successful commercialization of a 15% hydrogen blend in 2022, this advancement marks a significant step toward greener and more sustainable energy solutions for land and marine applications.

“Our commitment to innovation and sustainability drives us to continually improve our engine technologies,” said Jon Erik Røv, Managing Director of Bergen Engines. “The ready-to-sell offering of a 25% hydrogen blend engine is a testament to our dedication to providing cleaner and more efficient energy solutions. We are proud to offer our customers engines that not only meet their performance needs but also contribute to a greener future for our industry.”

Innovation and Sustainability at the Forefront

The new 25% hydrogen blend underscores Bergen Engines’ dedication to advancing cleaner energy technologies. Hydrogen, as a versatile and clean energy carrier, offers several key benefits when blended with natural gas in medium-speed engines:

  • Reduced Emissions: Hydrogen blending significantly lowers CO2 emissions, contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gas output. This aligns with global efforts to combat climate change and helps customers meet stringent environmental regulations.
  • Enhanced Efficiency: The higher hydrogen content improves the combustion efficiency of the engine. This results in better fuel economy and optimal performance without compromising power output.
  • Fuel Flexibility: Bergen’s engines are designed to operate seamlessly with the new hydrogen blend, providing versatility and reliability in various operational settings. Whether in land-based power generation or marine propulsion, the 25% blend offers a robust and flexible solution.
  • Sustainable Transition: By increasing the hydrogen content in the fuel mix, Bergen facilitates a smoother transition for industries aiming to adopt hydrogen as a primary fuel source in the future. This progressive approach supports long-term sustainability goals.

A Vision for a 100% Hydrogen-Fueled Future

In their research and development testing facility, located at the headquarter office outside of Bergen, Norway, Bergen Engines is diligently working toward the development of a 100% hydrogen-fueled engine by the end of this year, and are on track to reach their goal.

“This ambitious goal drives us to continually test higher volumes of hydrogen, enhancing our engines’ efficiency and stability at increased hydrogen percentages,” says Therese Aalhus, Head of Engineering. “Our mission is to offer greener alternatives without sacrificing the efficiency and power generation that the industry demands. I’m incredibly proud of our team and impressed with our work so far to maintain stability as we reach higher volumes of hydrogen.”

A Legacy of Trust and Reliability

With over 80 years of experience in building medium-speed engines, Bergen Engines has earned a reputation for reliability and trust among their customers worldwide.

Their long-standing commitment to quality and innovation has made them a preferred partner in the industry. This new advancement in hydrogen blending further solidifies this trust.

Jordan Paquet
+47 555 36 000
Bergen Engines produces medium-speed liquid and gas fueled engines and generator sets are supplied to a broad range of land-based, commercial marine, and naval applications. The Bergen name is a watchword for quality and reliability in its field.
The tradition of engineering in Bergen, Norway, dates to 1855 when the original company Bergen Mekaniske Verksted (BMV) was founded. In 1946, the company built its first diesel engine and has since commissioned over 7,500 of its iconic liquid and gas fueled engines. Around half of them are still in operation today; such is the quality and reliability of a Bergen engine.

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