Viking Cruises Unveils Plan for Zero-Emission, Hydrogen-Powered Cruise Ship

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Friday September 29, 2017

Viking Cruises has announced plans for a hydrogen-powered, zero-emission newbuild cruise ship, World Maritime News reports.

The plans were unveiled the Norwegian Maritime Authority's (NMA's) Safety at Sea Conference in Haugesund by Serge Fossati, Viking Cruises' project manager.

Viking Cruises is aiming to construct the hydrogen-powered ship based on the same design as their current ocean cruise ships.

Fossati noted that Viking Cruises is currently in discussions with Statoil ASA (Statoil) to find a liquid hydrogen supply solution based on a Norwegian refinery.

Viking Cruises says the hydrogen-powered newbuild would be registered in the Norwegian Ship Registers (NIS) upon completion.

"As a Norwegian and with Norwegian ships, we want to lead the way to zero-emission ships through fuel cell technology. The road to that point is still long, but here at Viking we want to be ahead of the game," said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises.

Earlier this week, Ship & Bunker reported that Viking Cruises had taken delivery of its fourth ocean ship, the bunker-saving Viking Sun.