Cochin Shipyard to assemble hydrogen gas cell catamaran vessel

Cochin Shipyard (CSL) has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) for the development of a hydrogen gas cell catamaran vessel.

Below the settlement, CSL will construct the nation’s first hydrogen gas cell catamaran vessel for operation in Varanasi within the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

The air-conditioned hydrogen gas cell catamaran vessel will accommodate round 100 passengers.

Following trial runs in Kochi, the brand new vessel will probably be launched for operations at Varanasi.

The vessel is anticipated to assist scale back carbon dioxide emissions by 250 metric tons a 12 months, in addition to lower down the usage of fossil fuels within the nationwide waterways.

The shipyard additionally signed an MoU to construct six electrical catamaran vessels for Uttar Pradesh and two for Guwahati, Assam.

Designed for short-distance commutes in riverine waters, the air-conditioned electrical hybrid vessels can carry 50 passengers and provide onboard lodging for the crew.

In June, CSL delivered two autonomous electrical barges to Norwegian agency ASKO Maritime.

Integrating Kongsberg Maritime methods, the totally electrical, 67m-long barges additionally function a battery with a capability of 1,846kWh. Every vessel can ship 16 totally loaded normal EU trailers directly. 

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