The Government's budget proposal has NPRA been tasked to put in place a development contract for a hydrogen-powered ferry that can be put into operation in 2021.
Same model of development contract resulted Norled in 2012 won the contract for the world's first battery-powered car and passenger ferry, which was put into operation in 2015. The rest is history and Norway is now leading the batteries in maritime use.
Earlier, the authorities have helped to develop new marine propulsion solutions.In 2000, the ferry Glutra world's first LNG engines and Norway a leader in the field.
Cluster Organization NCE Maritime Cleantech is thrilled. The development contract will help the Norwegian maritime industry to another technological beachhead for future zero emission technology. Norwegian industry can get a head start.
- Most demanding will probably be to put in place a regulatory framework.The Technical find industry a solution, says Hege Økland, head of NCE Maritime Cleantech.
Maritime industry association in Norwegian industry is also happy development contract.
-That sounds very good. But we could probably come faster to the finish with hydrogen technology on ships by developing it for freighters without passengers, says Lars Gørvell-Dahll of Norwegian Industries.
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