November 21, 2019

A new industry alliance has been forged to see if it is possible to supply the marine industry with liquid hydrogen on a large scale.

BKK now forms a consortium with Equinor, Air Liquide, Norled, Wilhelmsen and Viking Cruises. Havneeier Norsea group, the research foundation Norce and the maritime industry cluster NCE Maritime Cleantech are also included.

By 2024, liquid hydrogen for large ferries and speedboats could become an important part of BKK’s commitment to electrification.

NOK 88 million has been budgeted to bring the project to an investment decision. On 12 December 2019, the consortium will receive an answer regarding the request for a NOK 35 million financial injection from the Norwegian PILOT-E funding scheme.