Preliminary approval brings hydrogen-powered ships closer to Norway

HAV Group ASA announced today (May 6) that it has received preliminary approval for its hydrogen-based energy system, pushing forward hopes of using hydrogen fuel in commercial ships.

HAV’s hydrogen-based energy system, developed in the FreeCo2ast project, is believed to be retrofitted to one of Havila Kystruten’s coastal cruise ships.

The Norwegian Maritime Authority issued a statement of preliminary assessment which confirmed that HAV’s alterative design is feasible and complies with International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines, concluding that the project is ready to advance to the final design stage.

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