Can a hydrogen fuelled vessel be financially competitive? If so, it could potentially be a game-changer in the maritime industry as the first zero emission bulk vessel in the world!
Hydro Aluminium has regular aluminium shipments to the ARA-area from their production site in Sognefjord (Norway). At the same time, Hydro’s Energy department has the means to produce Hydrogen in the same area as the loading port. The Pilot’s intention is to establish if a H2 driven bulk carrier is feasible (including H2 production) and where the gaps lie compared with a conventional vessel, as they are operated today.
Pilot owner: Hydro
Participants: ABB, Enchandia, Flora Municipality, Flowchange, Gasnor, Hordaland municipality, Hydro Energi, Hyon, Kongsberg Maritime, Norwegian Maritime Directorate, SINTEF, Vard, Wärtsilä, ZEM, DNV GL
Status: The pilot was initiated March 2019. Work groups have been established to cover the different tasks to be assessed.