PowerCell with SEAM have signed an agreement for deliveries of hydrogen solutions to two ships that operate on Norway’s longest ferry connection, an important climate project that significantly reduces CO2 emissions.
As stated by the company, on February 7th this year, PowerCell announced that they had signed a letter of intent regarding the deliveries to the two ferries. The agreement had been signed with Norwegian SEAM, which is responsible for the delivery of propulsion, control, and safety systems. Final delivery is to take place in the fourth quarter of 2024. The delivery to Norwegian state ferries is valued at EUR 19.2 million
The Norwegian government has set as a requirement that the new ferries across the Vestfjorden at Lofoten must be emission-free. In addition, they must be powered by hydrogen to cover the long and demanding distances of up to four hours. The Norwegian transport group Torghatten Nord will deliver the ferries, which have a capacity of 599 passengers,120 cars and twelve trucks each. Torghatten Nord and PowerCell also intend to enter into a long-term service agreement.
This groundbreaking hydrogen project is an important step towards ensuring zero emissions in the Norwegian ferry fleet, and we are very pleased to have PowerCell onboard
…said Gunvald Mortvedt, CEO of SEAM
PowerCell will deliver its Marine System 200, which enables the ferries to produce approximately 13 MW of power in total. The ferries are powered by green hydrogen and reduce CO2 emissions by 26,500 tonnes per year. This corresponds to the CO2 emissions from 13,000 diesel cars per year, according to the route operator.
This is a groundbreaking project for the entire marine industry that we are very happy to be part of […] The transition to electrification and emission-free energy is accelerating and is supported by supranational initiatives such as the EU’s Green Deal and the large-scale investments to reach the Paris Agreement
said Richard Berkling, CEO of PowerCell
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