Cochin Shipyard to design and construct two hydrogen-powered ships for Samskip Group

Indian shipbuilder, Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has received an order from Norwegian-based Samskip Group for the design and construction of two zero-emission feeder container vessels that will be powered by hydrogen.

Under the Norwegian Government’s green funding programme, the ships are set to be able to carry 365, 45-ft high cube containers, intended to serve the European market.

Powered by hydrogen fuel cells in a hybrid power system with a diesel generator backup for longer endurance, each vessel is expected to achieve around 25,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide reduction per year.

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