Green Hydrogen

Inland containership FPS Waal:

Power in a box:

It doesn’t specify the “colour code” of the hydrogen to be used, but with Chevron on the team it may NOT be green: (??)

Don’t know the “colour” of the hydrogen here either:

FPS Maas makes her last trip as a diesel ship:

Ordering a hydrogen ship before Christmas

Egil Ulvan Rederi is now sending out a construction request for what will be the world’s first hydrogen-powered bulk carrier to a selection of shipyards:
Egil Ulvan Rederi expects to sign a contract with a shipyard before Christmas. The shipping company has received preliminary offers from a large number of shipyards, but only one from a Norwegian shipyard.
The Norwegian yard was unfortunately far away. We are now sending out the specifications to four shipyards, two in China, one in Turkey and one in the Netherlands, says Ivar Ulvan, shipowner and technical manager.

The contract includes a bulk carrier of 5,500 deadweight tonnes, 88 meters long, 16.8 meters wide and electric self-unloader. The ship will have a hydrogen engine from ABC, two Flettner rotors and utilize all available technology to reduce energy requirements:

M/V “With Orca” will be built abroad, either China, Turkey or the Netherlands. A Norwegian shipyard submitted a preliminary offer, but it was far above the foreign ones.
Illustration: Norwegian Ship Design TNSDC

The Greenbulk project is part of the Green Shipping Programme.

Engine ready

Ulvan states that the ABC engine has been fully developed and runs on 100 percent hydrogen. Now all that remains is class approval from Lloyd’s Register.
That process begins as soon as we have signed a contract, says Ulvan.

ABC has built a hybrid engine that mainly runs on hydrogen. ABC will develop a version that can withstand 100 percent H2. It is this type of engine technology that Egil Ulvan will use. Photo: Tore Stensvold

Source: Bestiller hydrogenskip før jul -

Norwegian Hydrogen has broken ground for their first Hydrogen Production Plant in Hellesylt:

The power source is local hydropower. Excess heat will the made available to local enterprises, both established and new ventures.


One of the investors behind Norwegian Hydrogen AS is Mitsui & Co, Japan:

More of the same:

Hydrogen is also popular in other parts of the world:

Not “Green Hydrogen” maybe, but combined with onboard carbon capture it gets somewhere between “Blue” and “Green” .(Cyan, or Turquoise maybe?)

Hydrogen g\from Scotland to supply continental Europe with clean energy: