India’s shipbuilder, Cochin Shipyard (CSL), received an order from M/s. Samskip Group, for the design and construction of two zero emission feeder container vessels with an option for two more vessels.
The project is one of the world’s first zero emission feeder container vessel that will be powered using Hydrogen Fuel Cells ultimately, with green hydrogen.
This is a project under the Norwegian Government green funding programme aimed at emission-free transport solutions by adopting sustainable path breaking future technologies. These ships can carry abt. 365 Nos. of 45-feet long high cube containers and are intended to serve the European Market where sustainable transportation solutions are in high demand.
In zero emission mode, each vessel is expected to achieve around 25,000 tons of CO2 reduction per year. They will achieve zero emission operations in ports also by using green shore power at the port of call. The vessel’s deliveries are scheduled from Q3 2025 onwards. The vessels are equipped with Hydrogen Fuel cells in a Hybrid power system with Diesel Generator back up for longer endurance.
It will have an onboard storage facility for Hydrogen fuel and will be fitted with Azimuththrusters for propulsion and high maneuverability. CSL has also recently bagged contracts for construction of 2 Nos. Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV) for the European renewable offshore wind-farm segment. These vessels also employ emission reduction technologies with large capacity Li ion batteries and methanol fuelled generators.
With this order, CSL anticipates to further strengthen its position in sustainable high-end green future technology in the shipping sector.
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