The Prince Madog research vessel is set to be powered by hydrogen in the £5.5m ($6.65m) Transship II project.
The project is the ‘largest’ retrofit of its kind to date and will see the vessel fitted with a hydrogen electric propulsion system that hopes to enable zero- to low-emission operation by 2025.
The new hydrogen propulsion system will work in conjunction with a diesel-fuelled main engine and enable zero-emission operation at slow speeds or over short distances. In normal operation, the hybrid system and new propulsion design will reduce emissions by up to 60%.
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