World’s first liquid hydrogen fuel cell cruise ship planned for Norway’s fjords | Recharge

A group of Norwegian companies is developing systems to achieve zero-emission shipping by combining liquid hydrogen fuel cells with battery storage by 2023, as decarbonisation penetrates further into the transport sector.

Bergen-based system integrator Norwegian Electrical Systems (NES) intends to plant a 3.2MW hydrogen fuel cell onto a large vessel currently being designed by Havyard Design for the shipowner Havila.

“For tourists experiencing the Norwegian coastline it means this vessel will be able to enter the country’s unique ad beautiful world heritage fjords where vessels powered by any form of hydrocarbon that produces CO2, exhaust and other emissions will be banned from 2026.”

World’s first liquid hydrogen fuel cell cruise ship planned for Norway’s fjords | Recharge