Hydrogen solution for Norwegian ferries

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Torghatten Nord, has ordered hydrogen fuel cells from PowerCell for two ferries, in a contract valued at EUR 19.2 million.  The two companies also intend to enter into a long-term service agreement.

The Norwegian government has set as a requirement that the new ferries across the Vestfjord at Lofoten must be emission-free.  The fuel cell systems will enable the two ships to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 26,500 tonnes a year, equivalent to the annual emissions of 13,000 cars running on diesel fuel.

The ships will have a capacity of 599 passengers, 120 cars and twelve trucks. Delivery is to take place during the fourth quarter of 2024.

Photo: PowerCell

One more “hydrogen” ferry route in Norway

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The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has nominated Torghatten Nord as the winner of the competition to operate the ferry connection Bodø-Røst-Værøy-Moskenes.

The contract is valid for 15 years, from 1 October 2025 to 30 September 2040, with an option of up to one year.

There were five bidders:

  • Torghatten Nord, offer price NOK 4,979,344,000
  • Norled, offer A, offer sum NOK 6,310,051,713
  • Norled, offer B, offer sum NOK 6,459,754,728
  • Boreal Vestfjorden, offer price NOK 7,852,434,000
  • Fjord1, offer sum NOK 9,500,000,000

Once the contract is signed (before Christmas 2021), Torghatten Nord can proceed with the choice of ferries, which will be hydrogen-powered.