Hydrogen-powered vessel to be trialled for offshore wind farms

In pursuit of carbon neutrality by 2030, Danish wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, have today (July 4) announced a project with Windcat Workboats to explore how a hydrogen-powered crew transfer vessel (CTV) could cut carbon emissions from its offshore service.

The pilot programme is set to see a CTV powered by a dual-fuel solution, capable of using hydrogen in a combination with marine gas oil, tested at the Nother Wind Farm, Belgium from July 15 until the end of 2022.

H2 View understands the trial hopes to collect insights into the opportunities and limitations of hydrogen-powered vessels in Vestas daily operations. Vestas have said the new CTV could cut carbon dioxide emissions by 37%, which it aims to verify during the project.

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