11 Aug 2021

New Hydrogen-Powered Ferry Revealed in Japan

11 Aug 2021  by   
A new hydrogen-powered ferry has been revealed in Japan today (August 10) as part of a joint venture between Tsuneishi and CMB.

The hydrogen ferry, dubbed HydroBingo, is the first 80 passenger ferry for commercial use with two hydrogen diesel combustion engines with the vessel significantly reducing the amount of carbon emissions when in use.

The HydroBingo is equipped with a mobile hydrogen trailer at the stern which is designed to deliver hydrogen to the engine via a special double walled pipeline.

Via a ramp, the trailer can be unloaded and be brought to a refuelling station to refill with the ship also having several hydrogen-related applications that reflect the dual-fuel ship design.

These are based on the requirements of the IGF Code and according to the ‘Safety Guidelines for Hydrogen Fuelled and Fuel Cell Ships’ made on the basis of hydrogen fuel specialties.

Alexander Saverys, CEO of CMB, said, “Thanks to this strong collaboration, we have been able to build this unique vessel. It is the result of the joining of forces of two families and companies with a long history in Japan and Europe.

“CMB and Tsuneishi will continue to invest in hydrogen applications for the maritime and land-based industries. This is only the beginning of a very exciting journey towards zero carbon shipping.”

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