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Clean waterborne transport in Europe

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.
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Coordinator

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Address

Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo

Finland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 575 700

Participants (9)

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BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 1 230 250

ABB OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 666 925

KONGSBERG MARITIME AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 445 375

PERSEE

France

EU Contribution

€ 154 043,75

NORLED AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 618 275

MARITIME CLEANTECH

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 246 250

Compagnie Fluviale de Transport

France

EU Contribution

€ 652 312,50

LMG MARIN AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 225 312,50

LMG MARIN FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 185 535

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 826215

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.6.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 790 562,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 978,75

Coordinated by:

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland