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First renderings completed from hydrogen-powered vessel

The first renderings of the Scottish-led HYSEAS III project, which aims to build Europe’s first sea-going ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cells, have been completed.

The drawings show what the vessel, which will store energy from renewable sources, is likely to look like.  As a double-ended sea-going passenger and car ferry, it will have capacity for 120 passengers and 16 cars or two trucks.

It has been designed to operate on the route between Kirkwall and Shapinsay in Orkney, where hydrogen fuel is generated through wind power, although it will be capable of operating at other ports where hydrogen could become available in the future. Read the article in full.

The designs, by AqualisBraemar LOC Group, show how a vessel purely powered by renewable energy may look and will provide a blueprint to the further development of zero-emissions ferry travel.

(c) Photo and content courtesy of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. (CMAL) website.