Norse Group Of Companies recently announced that MF Hydra, the first unit of a pair of 80-car ferries designed by LMG Marin to run on liquid hydrogen was launched at Norse. The ferry boat will soon be on the way to Westcon Yard in Ølen, Norway for outfitting.
This ferry is 82.4 meters long with a capacity of 299 passengers and 80 cars. It will be able to reach a speed of 9 knots with fuel cells of 2 x 200 kW and generators of 2 x 440 kW which will power the Schottel thrusters.
To store the hydrogen, an 80 m3 tank has been provided. The construction of a liquid hydrogen (LH2) ferry responded to a call for tenders launched by Norway for a ferry using hydrogen, a virtuous carbon-free solution. The contract binds Norled to the Norwegian state for 10 years.
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