The journey to zero carbon emission engines

Therese Aalhus, head of Engineering in Bergen Engines

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Watch the video of technical experts at Bergen Engines describing our journey on the development of zero carbon emission engines and the initial results when running the engine on 15 %v hydrogen.

In 2021, Bergen Engines launched a comprehensive programme, to develop zero carbon emission engines. The first tests on a B-Series Bergen gas engine, running on a blend of 15 %v hydrogen and 85 %v natural gas, have been successfully completed without any hardware adjustments. The retrofit solution will allow a gradual transition from liquid natural gas to 100% green hydrogen fuel.

“Projects like this normally come with some bumps in the road. The biggest surprise in this project, is that there have not been any surprises. We have already run the engine with high levels of hydrogen in the fuel, and we have revealed that it is actually improving some of the combustion properties of the fuel”, says Bjørn Ottar Bruvik, Manager Laboratory.

Watch the video here.

About Bergen Engines AS

Bergen Engines produces medium speed liquid and gas fuelled engines and generator sets supplied to a broad range of land based, commercial marine and naval customers. The Bergen name is a watchword for quality and reliability in its field.

The tradition of engineering in Bergen, Norway, dates back 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 7,000 of its iconic liquid and gas fuelled engines. More than half of them are still in operation today, such is the quality and reliability of a Bergen engine.

From 1999, Bergen Engines AS was owned by Rolls-Royce plc. On 31st December 2021, the company was sold to the privately owned engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc.

Bergen Engines will be at the core of Langley’s Power Solutions division, working closely with the Langley’s Italian Marelli Motori and German Piller Power Systems subsidiaries.


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