A brand-new hydrogen-powered, high-speed vessel is set to be developed in Norway to help the Port of Narvik reduce both its diesel consumption and carbon emissions.
Planned for completion in 2023, the vessel is projected to keep a pace of 23 knots and replace one of the port’s conventional workboats.
To support the development, a consortium of eight project partners is currently seeking public funding.
Børge Edvardsen Klingan, Port Director at the Port of Narvik, said, “A new hydrogen-powered workboat will put the Port of Narvik in a unique position, where we will reduce our own emissions and use pioneering technology that will become important for both national and international shipping in the years to come.
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