New deal could see hydrogen used for cold ironing in Italian ports

Hydrogen infrastructure could be rolled out in Italian ports thanks to a new partnership between Enel X and Fincantieri.

The Italian companies signed a letter of intent on Wednesday (24th March) to work together on building and running next-generation port infrastructure with a low environmental impact.

It is believed that electrical storage will play a huge role in the reformation of the new port infrastructure whilst also utilising fuel cells to power the on-site production systems.

The collaboration will see Finantieri, one of the world’s largest ship builders, implement electricity-based solutions, potentially powered by fuel cells, at ports to provide the power for cold ironing to docked ships.

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