Chairman and Managing Director of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) Madhu S Nair informed said that India’s first indigenous hydrogen-fuelled electric vessel is likely to delivered by March-April 2023.
ccording to local media, Mr. Nar explained that “the construction of India’s first indigenous hydrogen-fuelled electric vessel is a pilot project. We have completed the engineering and the construction will also start very soon as we are going to order the equipment required.”
Furthermore, the fuel cell will be produced by a Pune-based company relying on Indian technology. The vessel is at an advanced stage, and delivery is expected to take place by March-April next year.
Moreover, Mr. Nar added that the project was delayed due to COVID, but 77% of it has been completed so far.