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Green shipping project wins Norwegian state funding

[ June 23, 2022   //   ]

The SeaShuttle project to build two hydrogen-powered, remotely controlled and autonomous-ready containerships by 2025 has secured NOK150 million (€15m) in funding from Norwegian state enterprise ENOVA.
The scheme, led by multimodal transport and logistics group Samskip and marine robotics specialist Ocean Infinity, envisages two SeaShuttle ships operating between Oslo Fjord and Rotterdam, with each powered by a 3.2MW hydrogen fuel cell.
In line with commitments given at COP26 Clydebank Declaration, SeaShuttle would create what amounted to one of Europe’s first zero-emission ‘green corridors’.
The funding means the partners can move forward to contract two new 500TEU ships installed with a main propulsion solution that can be adapted to run on hydrogen fuel with diesel electric propulsion as back up.