‘World’s first’ liquid hydrogen-powered ferry sets sail in Norway

Norwegian ferry operator Norled has today (March 31) put the “world’s first’ liquid hydrogen-powered ferry into operation.

Powered by Ballard Power Systems FCwave fuel cell modules, the MF Hydra has been undergoing systems tests at quay in Hjelmelands since the beginning of 2023, with sea trials being run in recent weeks.

Read more: Ballard fuel cells successfully installed onboard the ‘world’s first’ liquid hydrogen-powered ferry

Having received final approvals from the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), the MF Hydra will now operate on the triangular route of Hjelmeland-Skipavik-Nesvik, fuelled by liquid hydrogen.

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