Future Proof Shipping (FPS) will collaborate with Holland Shipyards Group (HSG) to retrofit its inland vessel the “Maas” to a zero-emissions hydrogen propulsion system.
The inland container vessel will be retrofitted throughout Q3 2021, and is expected to be sailing 100% on hydrogen power by December.
The vessel will replace the internal combustion technology with hydrogen technology, removing both the main engine and gearbox, and installing a new modular propulsion system.
The new system, will include electric motors, hydrogen tanks, a PEM fuel cell system and a battery system.
The hydrogen and fuel cell system will be installed in the cargo space of the vessel, with the hydrogen being placed above the fuel cell system.
Upon start of operation, the Maas will transport container cargo between Rotterdam and Antwerp and is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2000 CO2e tonnes annually.