January 17, 2019

The world’s first hydrogen (H2)-electric ferry will be constructed by Norled. The Norwegian company won the tender for the development, construction and operation contract, issued by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

The development contract was won in fierce competition with Fjord 1 and Boreal. The requirement was that at least 50 per cent of the energy is covered by hydrogen.

  • Design from LMG Marin
  • 80 cars, 299 pax
  • Route Hjelmeland – Skipavik – Nesvik
  • In operation 2021

The picture below shows Ingvald Løyning (CEO norled, on the left) and Terje Moe Gustavsen (Director, Norwegian Public Roads Administration).

David Macbrayne Group Ltd Appoints New Group CEO

The Board of David MacBrayne Limited has announced on 15 January the appointment of a new Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Duncan Mackison. He will start on 1 March 2019.

Dunan Mackison is a former Royal Marine Commando Officer and, more recently, was Managing Director of Serco Defence, where he had responsibility for managing aviation and maritime contracts for the Ministry of Defence.

Mr David McGibbon, Chairman of David MacBrayne said, “Looking ahead, the Group faces many challenges. We will continue to deliver ferry services to the Clyde and Hebrides through our subsidiary company, CalMac Ferries Limited. In addition, we will also be addressing the forthcoming tender process for the new contract to deliver ferry services to the Orkney and Shetland Islands, a process which has already begun.”