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Realising the world's first sea-going hydrogen-powered RoPax ferry and a business model for European islands

Objective

The HySeas III project will bring to market the world’s first zero emission, sea-going ferry that will be powered by hydrogen from renewable sources. It builds on the pioneering experience of the coordinator (Ferguson Marine), which previously developed the first diesel/electric hybrid ferry in 2013, and involves the leading European supplier of hydrogen fuel cell modules (Ballard Power Systems). The project will not only develop and validate this advanced ferry concept but a prototype version will be constructed and demonstrated in operational service with co-funding from the regional Government in Scotland (which will commission the building of the ferry). It will also demonstrate a novel circular economy model for the local production of hydrogen fuel that could transform the coastal and island economies around Europe. It will be implemented by eight complementary partners, from six countries (BE, DE, DK, FR, NO, UK), through seven interrelated work packages. These include the development and land-side testing of the complete drivetrain, integration within a new concept ferry design and monitoring of its performance in a real island-to-island environment (Orkney Islands). In addition, there will be a dedicated work package aimed at rapid exploitation based on evidence from the marine trials and an innovative business model to overcome the capital investment barriers to replication. The communication & dissemination work package will include engagement with potential follower regions across Europe and be led by the European Office of Interferry, which represents the worldwide ferry industry. Other relevant European associations and networks will participate in a ‘Stakeholder Advisory Group’ to ensure that the results are widely disseminated to all interested parties.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2017-Two-Stages
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 440 402,44

Participants (10)

FERGUSON MARINE ENGINEERING LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1 Redwood Crescent East Kilbride
G74 5PA Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KONGSBERG MARITIME AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 2 776 862,38
Address
Strandpromenaden 50
3183 Horten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 3 003 776,13
Address
Majsmarken 1
9500 Hobro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORKNEY ISLANDS COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 151 250
Address
School Place Council Offices
KW15 1NY Kirkwall Orkney
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 452 189,39
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
MCPHY ENERGY
France
EU contribution
€ 324 388,75
Address
La Riétière -Zone D' Activités
26190 La Motte Fanjas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN FERRY COMPANY

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 38 758,13
Address
Rue Ducale 67 B2
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERFERRY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 55 740,99
Address
C/o Johan Roos, Brommagatan 36
25441 Helsingborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CALEDONIAN MARITIME ASSETS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 523 829,43
Address
Fore Street Municipal Buildings
PA14 5EQ Port Glasgow Renfrewshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCSILEA LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 119 192,50
Address
103 Galleons Drive
IG11 0FA Barking
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)