Consortium to develop hydrogen-powered ferry for Norway

DFDS, ABB, Ballard Power Systems Europe, Hexagon Purus, Lloyd’s Register, KNUD E. HANSEN, Ørsted and Danish Ship Finance, have all joined forces to develop a hydrogen-powered ferry for operations in Norway.

In a recent development, the group unveiled that it has applied for EU support for the development of the vessel which is designed to carry 1,800 passengers and has capacity for 120 lorries or 380 cars

Once complete, the ferry will be powered by electricity from a hydrogen fuel cell system that emits only water and can produce up to 23 MW to propel the ferry.

In a statement, DFDS said the ferry will operate on its Oslo – Frederikshavn – Copenhagen route.

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