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Norway to gain two hydrogen-powered vessels with $24m funding
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Norway to gain two hydrogen-powered vessels with $24m funding

Norway’s hydrogen sector has received a new to its hydrogen sector with the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) approving a NOK219m ($24m) Norwegian state aid to purchase two hydrogen vessels.

These ships have been developed under the Topeka Nattruten project, led by Wilhelmsen, with this agreement set to be an important milestone in the transition to a more environmentally friendly maritime sector.

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The two Topeka vessels will be operational on Norway’s west coast from 2024 and will be used to transport both cargo and liquid hydrogen fuel.

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