Torghatten Nord and the hydrogen producer GreenH have signed an agreement on the supply of hydrogen to the new hydrogen ferries, which are scheduled to operate across the Vestfjord from autumn 2025.
n particular, the ferries on the connection Bodø-Moskenes-Værøy-Røst will be operated by Torghatten Nord and run on green hydrogen. The ferry company has now signed an agreement on the supply of green hydrogen with the hydrogen producer GreenH, which extends from 2025 to 2040.
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has calculated that the hydrogen ferries together will help to cut 26,500 tonnes of Co2 each year, or the emissions from around 13,000 diesel cars.
The facility will have a capacity of 6-10 tonnes of hydrogen per day, and include facilities for the sale and distribution of oxygen as well as the exchange of heat to the district heating network.
As explained, the investment cost of the factory will be up to NOK 1 billion, and will directly and indirectly create 10-30 jobs.
GreenH believes that the planned facility at Langstranda will have major positive ripple effects for Bodø, also beyond direct investment and jobs.
It is clear that we will build one of the largest and first hydrogen plants in Europe at Langstranda in Bodø. This is very good news for green transport in Northern Norway, and it will mean a lot for Bodø in particular. The factory will help to build up expertise and industry that is completely in the driver’s seat internationally, and that will lead to jobs and value creation for Bodø.
…says CEO of GreenH, Morten Solberg Watle in the press release.
The hydrogen to be produced, as well as the heat and oxygen left over, can be used for other purposes than ferry operation.
The ferries will run on hydrogen from October 2025, and the parties are now working hard to complete the project.