The Wilhelmsen led project, to construct the world’s first zero emission hydrogen vessels, has been awarded 219 million Norwegian kroner (MUSD 25) by the Norwegian government-owned organisation Enova.
The Norwegian government has decided (announcement in Norwegian) that the next tender for the Bodø – Røst – Værøy – Moskenes route will be for ferries with hydrogen technology.
“Electric ferries will not work well enough on this long stretch,” said Minister of Transport Knut Arild Hareide.
The final announcement is planned before Christmas, so that contracts can be signed before the summer of 2021.
The start of operations on the ferry connection is 1 January 2024. The tender period lasts for 15 years, which is 5 years longer than the current contract.
Flagships Ferry Taking Shape in Turkey
The zero-emission hydrogen ferry bound for Stavanger will sail under the name HIDLE (Norled). The LMG-designed ferry is currently under construction at Ada Yard in Istanbul, Turkey.
She will operate on the route Judaberg-Helgøy on the west coast of Norway, with six stops.
Daily operation will see her sailing a distance of 140 nm during 19 hours of operation (6 a.m. – 1 a.m.).
The H2 fuel consumption is estimated to be 460 kg/day, which is comparable to ca. 1900 litres / day of (bio)diesel
A Hydrogen Strategy For A Climate Neutral Europe
Hydrogen can be used as a feedstock, a fuel or an energy carrier and storage, and has many possible applications across industry, transport, power and buildings sectors. Most importantly, it does not emit CO2 and does not pollute the air when used. It is therefore an important part of the solution to meet the 2050 climate neutrality goal of the European Green Deal.
Consortium Granted NOK 37.6 million to Supply Hydrogen to Ferries and Cruise Ships in Geirangerfjord
The Hellesylt Hydrogen Hub, a consortium of leading players in the hydrogen field, including Hexagon, has been awarded NOK 37.6 million under the PILOT-E funding scheme for the development of a hydrogen production facility that can deliver hydrogen to ferries and cruise ships in the Geirangerfjord, as well as to other mobility applications. The ambition is to achieve zero-emission operations in the Geirangerfjord by producing green hydrogen locally.
Building A Marine Supply Infrastructure As Part Of A Future Hydrogen Society
Hydrogen has become one of the potential fuels for future transport needs.
The European innovation project ‘Flagships’ has been awarded five million euro from the EU to support deploying two commercially operated zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vessels in France and Norway.
Westcon in Ølen, Norway, will be the shipyard for this ferry.
Hydrogen manufactured by community-owned wind turbines has been proposed for Scotland’s west coast ferries. The Scottish government has awarded funding for a feasibility study.
The project’s partners include CMAL.
Partners are Ferguson Marine shipyard, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Point and Sandwick Trust, operators of the community-owned Beinn Ghrideag Wind Farm on the Isle of Lewis. The latter is leading the project.
Boreal and Wärtsilä Ship Design have agreed to develop a hydrogen-powered ferry for the Hjelmeland-Skipavik-Nesvik stretch. The ferry will be the first in the world where the vessel will use hydrogen as a fuel.
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has been commissioned to announce a development contract for a hydrogen-powered ferry, which will be put into operation in 2021. The ferry service will be operated by two ferries, one being fully electric and the other hybrid hydrogen-electric with 50 percent of the hydrogen output.
Boreal has reserved the ship name HYDROGEN.