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The first hydrogen tugboat draws closer to the Port of Antwerp-Bruges
© CMB.TECH
The first hydrogen tugboat draws closer to the Port of Antwerp-Bruges
© CMB.TECH

The first hydrogen tugboat draws closer to the Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Port of Antwerp-Bruges and CMB.TECH announced today (May 18), that the Hydrotug, the ‘first hydrogen-powered tugboat’, will be operational in the first quarter of 2023.

The innovative hydrogen-powered vessel had its first water launch on Monday (May 16), at Armom Shipyards in Navia, Spain. Remaining construction work on the ship will be completed ahead of sea trials later this year.

The Hydrogtug consists of two BeHydro V12 fuel fuel medium speed engines, which can run on hydrogen or traditional fuels, providing 2MW each.

As the Belgian port continues to strive towards its Net Zero targets, the Hydrogtug which can store 415kg of compressed hydrogen, and is claimed to eliminate the equivalent emissions of 350 fossil fuelled cars.

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