SalMar to take delivery of world’s first hydrogen-powered workboat

Editorial Staff

The objective of the PILOT-E scheme is to promote more rapid development and deployment of new, environment-friendly energy technology products.

The world’s first hydrogen-powered workboat for aquaculture is slated for deployment in Q2 2024.

Constructed through a partnership between Moen Verft, Marin Design, and with Enova’s financial backing, the vessel is part of the PILOT-E initiative.

The catamaran-type boat, integrating a 276 kWh battery and four hydrogen tanks from Hexagon, will feature a 145 kW fuel cell from ZEM AS.

Designed for zero-emission operation, the vessel has the potential to cut 300 tons of CO2e emissions annually. SalMar will operate the boat upon completion.

Concurrently, a hydrogen production facility has been established on Kråkøya in Nærøysund, powered by hydro- and wind energy, developed by NTE and H2 Marine, to serve as a hydrogen refueling station for the maritime sector.

The PILOT-E scheme is a funding scheme for the Norwegian business sector launched as a collaboration between the Research Council, Innovation Norway and Enova SF.


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