H2X Marine, the new boat building arm of Australia’s leading Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle manufacturer, has partnered with Brisbane small business, Wildcat Marine, to commence construction on ferries powered by renewable energy.
A Queensland based shipbuilding company WildCat Marine, has more than 30 years of experience in commercial vessels, including passenger ferries.
H2X Marine CEO Sam Blackadder said, “We have commenced construction and we will employ up to 40 boat builders and hydrogen drivetrain specialists when we reach production capacity.”
“We will also be building a range of larger vessels right down to smaller recreational craft and this will include providing retrofit facilities for existing marine craft. Australia stands at the forefront of the future hydrogen economy … I strongly believe we have to lead by example and not wait for other countries to pave the way.” he said.
Chairman of H2X Marine, Mr Craig Elvin said, “We are making a significant capital investment in this new industry because we firmly believe that the use of green hydrogen is the fuel to drive Australia’s industry as we phase out fossil fuels. ”
He continued, “We should be demonstrating the ferry by Q1 of next year. In terms of business, we’re looking to get letters of intent from potential customers and partner with early investors to expand H2X Marine. We’ve been operating very much in stealth mode.”
About H2X Marine
We are a new marine vessel manufacturer innovating the naval industry from all aspects.
With a wealth of marine and automotive experience behind us and a clear vision ahead, we are resigning naval vessels with unique architecture to suit the new hydrogen economy for zero-emission naval vessels.
We have a committed approach on sustainability, efficiency and the marine ecosystem on every aspect of our business, we believe that through evolutionary design and ultra technologies we can redesign the naval transport industry to achieve greater benefits for users, businesses our oceans and our planet
About Wildcat Marine
Established in 2008 in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, Wildcat Marine has developed a reputation for performance and reliability even in the most challenging conditions. We are constantly evaluating and reviewing our procedures to maintain a premier level of service and safety.
Our crews understand that your work depends on our work. We take only those individuals with the correct attitude and willing to always improve their skill set to get the job done right each time, every time.