A Swedish project is underway to enable Gotlandsbolaget’s new ropaxes to run on hydrogen as a fuel supplied by Plagazi.
The first phase, a basic engineering study, will involve producing an extensive report describing the end-to-end feasibility of implementing Plagazi’s production plants for localised and cost-effective supply of hydrogen.
Gotlandsbolaget is currently designing two vessels, ‘Gotland Horizon’ and ‘Gotland Horizon II’, which will be capable of operating on hydrogen.
Both companies will evaluate the possibility of supplying hydrogen from Plagazi waste-to-hydrogen production plants to key sites close to Gotlandsbolaget’s operations.
Plagazi will produce circular and sustainable hydrogen from locally sourced waste and is also looking to establish a convenient and cost effective method of fuel supply.
This collaboration between the two Swedish companies comes as a natural step after Gotlandsbolaget’s 10% investment in Plagazi last year, they said.
The project will also seek to establish a diversified fuel supply for large scale sustainable maritime transport.
”Taking the next step in our strategic collaboration with Gotlandsbolaget is a highly exciting opportunity for Plagazi to prove that our sustainable and circular hydrogen and production scale is suitable for large scale operations requiring thousands of tons of hydrogen on a yearly basis.
“Once successfully implemented, the project would mark a historical achievement for Plagazi and the Nordic hydrogen market as a whole by helping to pave the way for sustainable large-scale hydrogen-powered transport,” said Torsten Granberg, Plagazi’s CSO & Chairman of the Board.