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.