CSL to design and construct two hydrogen fuel powered vessels for Samskip Group

SAMSKIP, a global logistics solution provider with offices in 24 countries, is venturing into “zero carbon emission-free shipping services” by contracting Two Hydrogen fuel-powered vessels to provide service to its western European routes by signing a shipbuilding contract with the leading Indian shipyard Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL).

Once commissioned, these vessels will be among the First Zero Emission Short Sea Container vessels in the world using Green Hydrogen as fuel. This is another of Samskip’s ambitious projects as they work together with the Norwegian Government’s green funding program aimed at emission-free transport solutions by adopting sustainable innovative future technologies.

In zero-emission mode, each vessel is expected to achieve around 25,000 tons of CO2 reduction per year. They will achieve zero emission operations in ports as well by using green shore power at the port of call.

Kari-Pekka Laaksonen said, “This endeavor is another of Samskip’s initiatives that is an important step towards reaching our sustainability targets outlined in our latest sustainability report. It reinforces our commitment to the Sustainability Science Based Target initiative and will support our goal of reaching Net-Zero by 2040.

We have continuously practiced what we preached because sustainability is in our DNA and we are invested in the future; the future for green logistics, our planet, our economy and in the next generation of seafarers and we are certain that this project will be a game changer. Samskip is delighted to have found such a partnership in Cochin Shipyard which shares the same ambitions to provide environmentally friendly transportation and we look forward to successful cooperation.”

“With this collaboration, CSL has further strengthened its position among the global league of early movers in sustainable green future technology thereby ready to meet the futuristic market expectations”, said Mr. Madhu Nair.

“On behalf of Naval Dynamics AS, we congratulate Samskip on the contract signing for their SeaShuttle Container Feeder Vessel with Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL). The 2 vessel order is a milestone project for all parties involved as this is a true zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell powered vessel.

We at Naval Dynamics AS and our partners look forward to advancing this step change project after years of design and engineering, and now a true multi-megawatt fuel cell vessel series will allow sustainable and effective sea freight operations. A special thanks to ENOVA for enabling such step-change endeavors.”

Engr. Haseeb Ullah

Haseeb covers the global energy market for both conventional and modern energy resources. His expertise is on the global energy supply chain from generation to distribution and end-users. He has a Master degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
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