Ports of Stockholm, Volvo Penta and CMB.TECH collaborate on RoRo tractors

The hydrogen-diesel dual fuel technology allows different applications’ simple and quick adaptation.

Ports of Stockholm, Volvo Penta and CMB.TECH are collaborating to jointly pilot and operate RoRo (roll on, roll off) tractors running on hydrogen-diesel dual fuel powertrains as part of Ports of Stockholm’s fossil-free operations goals.

Volvo Penta, a provider of innovative industrial power solutions, CMB.TECH, a cleantech company with a focus on hydrogen solutions, and Ports of Stockholm, one of the world’s largest passenger ports and one of Sweden’s largest freight ports, have entered a unique collaborative relationship as part of an important hydrogen investment in Stockholm Norvik Port, with the first pilot RoRo tractor due to be delivered in 2023.

In the collaborative pilot, CMB.TECH will modify the newbuild RoRo tractor, powered by Volvo Penta’s D8 engines, with a hydrogen system before the machine is delivered to Ports of Stockholm.

CMB.TECH owns, operates and designs large marine and industrial applications powered by hydrogen and ammonia fuels, which it manufactures and supplies to its customers. CMB.TECH and Ports of Stockholm also announced a hydrogen collaboration earlier this year.

With a dual-fuel setup, business assets can be more future-oriented, even without a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure currently in place.

The hydrogen investment is part of achieving Ports of Stockholm’s environmental goal of having fossil fuel-free operations entirely by 2030. The vision is for Stockholm Norvik Port to become one of the most climate-smart ports in the world.

David Hamilton, Director at Volvo Penta, said, “The provision of this hydrogen dual-fuel solution is aimed at appealing to operators and fleet owners transitioning to zero-emissions machines.”

Johan Wallén, CCO at Ports of Stockholm, said, “Together we can put into operation some of the first RoRo tractors in the world that run on hydrogen fuel. The hydrogen investment is in line with Ports of Stockholm’s ambitious environmental goal of running a fossil-free operation from 2030.”

Roy Campe, CTO at CMB.TECH, said, “It provides completely new opportunities to further develop Stockholm Norvik Port as the climate-smart port it already is.”

Zohaib Ali

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