Mabanaft energy company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fairplay Towage Group tugboat operator, to supply hydrogen to their new tugs in the Port of Hamburg from 2025.
o enable the use of hydrogen-powered tugs, not only hydrogen but also the corresponding infrastructure for bunkering must be provided, Mabanaft explained. As a result the Mabanaft Group intends to supplement its range of marine fuels with hydrogen and to use its tank terminals in Hamburg for this purpose.
According to Mabanaft, the MoU between Mabanaft and Fairplay Towage marks the start of a long-term strategic cooperation.
This agreement with Fairplay Towage is an important step on the road to achieving carbon neutral shipping in the port of Hamburg and we are proud to be working together to decarbonise the industry
… said Volker Ebeling, Senior Vice President New Energy, Supply & Infrastructure at Mabanaft.