Norway moves ahead on hydrogen ferries

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A year after being approved by Lloyd’s to operate hydrogen-powered ferries between Bodo and the Lofoten Islands, Torghatten Nord has signed an agreement with Green H to receive green hydrogen.

This is a 15-year deal, with a plant that will produce a massive amount of hydrogen (6 tonnes a day). This green hydrogen will be used for the two ferries due to enter service in 2025. These will be LNG-powered ships, converted to run on hydrogen. With a length of 120 m, they will sail in an area 100 km away from the Arctic Ocean.

Green H is delighted with this partnership, as decarbonising maritime transport is one of its priorities.

Introducing hydrogen ferries will foster the creation of a hydrogen hub in Bodo. The town is also home to land transport operators, an airport and a fish farming industry that needs oxygen (which is generated when hydrogen is produced). In addition, there is a new eco-neighbourhood. The concentration of potential customers is an asset for Bodo, since it wishes to become a green and intelligent city.

In the meantime, the Green H plant will be able to contribute to the city’s district heating system, thanks to the heat generated by hydrogen production. Residents might say “thank you ferry much.”

Do you want to learn more about hydrogen ferries? Then our latest 2 articles on the subject should interest you. You can read our latest 2 articles about the Norwegian companies Norled here and about LMG Marin there

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King 

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Logan King

Logan King

After an unusual career (3 years in the French army followed by a 3-year degree in Applied Foreign Languages), it was my passion for environmental issues that finally caught up with me and led me to join Seiya Consulting and H2 Today in June 2022. First as an end-of-study internship, then as Marketing & Communication Manager and translator at Hydrogen Today.

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