Mon Jul 15, 2019, 03:55 PM

Norway's first hydrogen-powered car ferries take shape | 15 Jul 2019 | Rebecca Moore

Norled project manager tells Passenger Ship Technology about developing the supply chain to support its planned hydrogen ferries

Norwegian ferry operator Norled is leading the way in developing hydrogen-powered car ferries – one to be powered by liquid hydrogen and one by compressed hydrogen. These will be the first ferries powered by hydrogen in Norway.

The first ferry project saw Norled win a tender for a ferry with capacity for 80 cars, 10 trucks and 299 passengers, which will sail east of Stavanger in Norway between Hjelmeland, Nesvik and Skipavik. Three tonnes of liquid hydrogen will be stored on board and 400-kW fuel cells make up the energy system being placed on the top deck. “We are conducting in-depth risk assessments in liaison with the Norwegian Maritime Administration to demonstrate that the new technology is as safe as diesel-driven ferries,” said Norled project manager Ivan Ostvik.

Norled said it had considered various technical solutions but came to the conclusion that placing the hydrogen tank on the upper deck was the best alternative, both for safety and practical reasons.

Norled is working closely with ship designer LMG Marin and partner Westcon Power & Automation... more:

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Just another day in the Hydrogen Energy Revolution that is sweeping across the world -even though most North Americans are clueless about it. You shouldn't have to hear about this first from some anonymous DI poster on an obscure website. One day you'll figure this out. Or maybe not, who cares.

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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:05 PM

1. Wonderful!

Believe it or not, I actually support this stuff when it makes economic sense.

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