Hydrogen Retrofit Work Begins on Inland Container Ship FPS Maas

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Wednesday August 17, 2022

Future Proof Shipping's inland container vessel the FPS Maas has arrived at the shipyard for retrofit to hydrogen-powered propulsion.

The ship made its final voyage running on diesel from Belgium to the Holland Shipyards Group facility in Werkendam this week, the company said in a LinkedIn post on Wednesday.

The vessel is due to have its engine removed to be replaced with a hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system.

Hydrogen is seen as a leading candidate to become part of the future marine fuels mix thanks to the fact it is a non-carbon energy source, although development of hydrogen as fuel and the associated bunkering infrastructure is at an extremely early stage.