Ports of Stockholm and Antwerp-based CMB.Tech are to collaborate in setting up a hydrogen fuelling station adjacent to Stockholm Norvik Port.
Initially, the facility will enable port vehicles to be converted to run on green hydrogen, but in the longer term, the partners aim to offer the carbon-free fuel to shipping companies, haulage firms, and other customers and partners. The first hydrogen-fuelled terminal truck is likely to start operating in the port next year, the companies said. CMB.TECH chief executive, Alexander Saverys, commented: “This is the first port in Sweden we have worked with, and we hope to be able to contribute with our knowledge and experience in converting from diesel to hydrogen. This provides entirely new possibilities to further develop Stockholm Norvik Port as the climate-smart port it already is.”
The Belgian company has announced a range of initiatives recently. They include the first hydrogen-powered crew transfer vessel developed jointly with Windcat Workboats, and the first hydrogen-powered tug for the Port of Antwerp-Bruges. Capable of running on hydrogen or traditional fuel, the tug is likely to be commissioned during the first quarter of 2023.
Partners to invest in hydrogen hub at Stockholm Norvik Port