CMB.TECH along with the Japan-based Tsuneishi Facilities & Craft (TFC) successfully completed the construction of the “world’s first” hydrogen-fuelled small passenger ferry.
ith dual fuel hydrogen, diesel internal combustion engines, the HydroBingo is a 19-ton two-deck passenger ferry.
According to Tsuneishi the vessel can transport 80 passengers and two crew members.
As informed, the ferry features a movable hydrogen storage tank installed at the rear of the ship, while it is designed to supply hydrogen to the engine through a separate line from light oil for co-firing, so there is no need for hydrogen filling equipment and transportation to supply hydrogen.
HydroBingo is expected to start trial operations next month at Tokuyama-Kudamatsu port in west Japan’s Yamaguchi prefecture, targeting to monitor detailed safety, operational and technical data on the vessel.
Concluding, Japanese chemical and cement producer Tokuyama will supply hydrogen for the trial operation using by-product hydrogen from its caustic soda production at its plant located at Tokuyama-Kudamatsu port.