DFDS to operate a hydrogen-powered ferry from 2027

In collaboration with Ørsted, ABB and Ballard Power Systems, DFDS plans to operate a brand new ferry powered by electricity produced from hydrogen fuel cells. The partners have applied for EU funding.

Photo: Carsten Ingemann/Jyllands-Posten/Ritzau Scanpix

DFDS plans to introduce a new Oslo ferry powered solely by electricity produced from hydrogen rather than traditional bunker oil.

The new hydrogen ferry is expected – if all goes according to plan – to be launched in 2027 and will have a carrying capacity of 1,800 passengers and 120 trucks or 380 cars.

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