Construction is underway on a hydrogen-fuelled passenger ferry in Queensland, Australia, with the vessel expected to launch in the first quarter of 2021.
Developed by H2X Marine, the new boat building arm of automotive manufacturer H2X Australia, in partnership with ship building specialist WildCat Marine, the two companies will together develop a range of zero emission passenger ferries for industrial and commercial use, driven by hydrogen fuel cell technology.
The vessels will be aluminium hull, with 50 passenger capacity and fitted with two 120kW electric power trains driven by green hydrogen.
H2X Marine CEO Sam Blackadder said the company is aiming to manufacture up to 30 ferries at its Brisbane factory.
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