Norway may get the world’s first hydrogen-powered cruise ship


Viking Cruises is working on a project for what could become the world’s first cruise ship with zero-emission technology.

If everything goes according to plan, Viking Cruises may in the future launch a full-scale cruise ship powered by liquid hydrogen (H2). The announcement came from Serge Fossati, Project Manager at the shipping company, during the Safety at Sea Conference in Haugesund. The ship will be around 230m long, and will accommodate more than 900 passengers and a crew of 500.

Director General of Shipping and Navigation, Olav Akselsen, commented, “This is a world sensation. Very exciting. If they pull this off, a distribution network may be established, which will enable others as well to use hydrogen as fuel, and could contribute to a zero-emission shipping industry.

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