Norled hydrogen ferry update

One of the world’s first hydrogen ferries, which will be constructed by Norled, will be propelled by Schottel high efficiency azimuth thrusters.

The hydrogen ferry is currently under construction at Westcon Yards, Norway, and is scheduled to be deployed in 2021 and is capable of carrying 80 cars and 299 passengers.

“Our goal is to create a new icon among eco-friendly ferries,” said Sigvald Breivik, Technical Director at Norled.

“Hydrogen, as a zero emission fuel, will be the alternative energy for ferry propulsion systems in cases where longer sailing distances are required and charging batteries is not possible.”

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