Norway’s Norled Ferry Operator to use Ballard Fuel Cells

(From MAREX 2019-04-09 )

Design drawing of Norled fuel cell ferry

Ballard Power Systems Europe will supply two next-generation 200 kilowatt (kW) modules that will power a hybrid ferry planned to begin operating in 2021. The planned Norled ferry will be able to carry up to 299 passengers and 80 cars and is expected to be the first liquid hydrogen fuel cell-powered in operation.

As Jesper Themsen, President and CEO of Ballard Power Systems Europe said, “For many of the 100 high speed ferries operating on routes in Norway… battery powered propulsion is not practical due to the associated weight and long recharging time required.”

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