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Clean waterborne transport in Europe

Objective

The FLAGSHIPS project raises the readiness of zero-emission waterborne transport to an entirely new level by demonstrating two commercially operated hydrogen fuel cell vessels. The demo vessels include a new build in France (Lyon) and a retrofit in Norway (Stavanger). The Lyon demo is a push-boat operating as a utility vessel on one of the most demanding rivers, the Rhône, while the Stavanger demo is a passenger and car ferry operating as part of the local public transport network. In the project, a total of 1.2 MW of on-board fuel cell power will be installed and both vessels will run on hydrogen produced on-site with electrolyzers powered by renewable electricity. Gaseous (Lyon) and liquid (Stavanger) hydrogen will be used in the vessels' on-board hydrogen storage. Both vessels will be approved for safety.
The project will cooperate over a broad base to complete the required safety assessment and approval for the two vessels, by applying and further developing the existing regulations and codes. The ship owners expect to maintain the ships in normal commercial operation after the 18-month demonstration period of the project and to this end, a solid support from local end-users and community has been gathered. The project will reduce the capital cost of marine fuel cell power systems significantly by leveraging knowhow from existing on-shore and marine system integration activities. European supply chains for H2 fuel and FC system technologies are strengthened by networking through the project.
The consortium includes ten European partners, with two ship owners Norled (NO) and CFT (FR), and the maritime OEM and design companies ABB (FI), Kongsberg Maritime (NO) and LMG Marine (NO & FR). World-leading fuel cell technology is provided by Ballard Europe (DK) and vessel energy monitoring and management by Pers-EE (FR). Management and dissemination activities are provided by VTT (FI) and NCE Maritime CleanTech (NO), respectively.

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2018-1
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Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 560 702,50

Participants (12)

BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 230 250
Address
Majsmarken 1
9500 Hobro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ABB OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 512 575
Address
Hiomotie 13
00381 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KONGSBERG MARITIME AS

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Strandpromenaden 50
3183 Horten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PERSEE
France
EU contribution
€ 154 043,75
Address
12 Pl Fontaine
39130 Pont De Poitte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORLED AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 713 291,25
Address
Borehaugen 1
4004 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARITIME CLEANTECH
Norway
EU contribution
€ 246 250
Address
Meatjonnsvegen 74
5412 Stord
Activity type
Other
Compagnie Fluviale de Transport
France
EU contribution
€ 421 437,50
Address
Rue Du Pont V 11
76600 Le Havre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LMG MARIN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 225 312,50
Address
Solheimsgaten 16B
5824 Bergen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LMG MARIN FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 254 922,50
Address
32 Rue De Metz
31000 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEAM AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 350 356,25
Address
Husoyveien 31
4262 Avaldsnes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOGESTION
France
EU contribution
€ 302 487,50
Address
11 Rue Du Pont V
76600 Le Havre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOGESTRAN
France
EU contribution
€ 28 350
Address
11 Rue Du Pont V
76600 Le Havre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)