The first hydrogen ferry is set to operate in the Norwegian fjords from 2021. Yesterday a major milestone was achieved when the contract was awarded to Norled, in strong competition with Fjord 1 and Boreal.
The technical solutions are not yet presented, but will be presented when the contract is signed early 2019. However it is indicated that the project will be based on liquid hydrogen, which is surprising considering the lack of available liquid hydrogen in Norway and that the project only require around 200 kg per day. But it could prove to be a bold move as the project could be a pilot for larger projects using liquid hydrogen.
At Greenstat we have been an active player in promoting hydrogen as a green fuel for the future and we are happy that Statens vegvesen has used this opportunity to test hydrogen at one of their routes. If successful this will open the way for more hydrogen projects in the near future.