Norwegian yard Grovfjord Mekaniske Verksted (GMV), located near Narvik, is set to build a hydrogen-powered high-speed workboat for Norway’s port of Narvik. The port wants a workboat which should be both fast and emission-free.
Norwegian engineering TECO 2030 is leading a consortium of eight companies seeking Norwegian state finance to build the hydrogen-powered, high-speed vessel. The boat will be equipped with hydrogen fuel cells from TECO 2030 and will replace one of the port’s diesel vessels.
As a result, the Port of Narvik will be able to reduce both its diesel consumption and its carbon dioxide emissions significantly. The vessel will have a speed of 23 knots, and it is planned to be completed in 2023.
“A new hydrogen-powered workboat will put the Port of Narvik in a unique position, where we will reduce our own emissions and use pioneering technology that will become important for both national and international shipping in the years to come,” says Børge Edvardsen Klingan, Port Director at the Port of Narvik.
Port of Narvik seeks to have both emission-free and fast workboat