Hydrogen for maritime industry under development by Hexagon Purus

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Hydrogen solutions for the maritime industry, specifically for the maritime shipping industry are currently under development by Hexagon Purus; a Norwegian-based company that has a global leadership in the field.

Firstly, the company is accelerating its hydrogen zero emissions technology for the global maritime industry; in fact, Hexagon Purus is already participating in the U.S. market, playing a substantial role in the soon-to-be-launched Switch Ferry “Sea Change”; in San Francisco, California; a hydrogen-powered catamaran that will transport passengers in the San Francisco Bay area.

However, the primarily focus of these new developments will be Norway, at first; as Norway has some of the strongest maritime technology industries in the world.

Secondly, the company is currently recruiting personnel from the maritime and hydrogen industries to expand its maritime team.

Thirdly, the efforts of the company will be directed to the creation of hydrogen hubs in Norway. Indeed, it is already playing an important role in several demonstration and development projects; all of them supported by Norwegian institutions such as The Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway and Enova.

Moreover, such projects are the Hellesylt Hydrogen Hub, the H2CarbonCat and the Utslippsfri arbeidsbåt for havbruk.

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Hydrogen hubs + zero emissions ships, the main focus

In addition, these efforts in the hydrogen industry by Hexagon are all framed by the growing Norwegian demand for zero emission vessels along the Norwegian coast.

In fact, this very month the country launched its Norwegian Hydrogen roadmap; on which it establishes the way to create hydrogen hubs that support zero emissions vessels.

Furthermore, according to the statement, these commitments, combined with the 2026 goal set by the Norwegian Parliament; to make Norway’s UNESCO World Heritage Fjords among the first zero emission zones at sea, represent a great opportunity.

Consequently, the company is focusing on delivering solutions for these efforts, as its distribution business is well-positioned to support this ambitious energy transition.

On the other hand, Jørn Helge Dahl, Board member in Hexagon Purus, said. “To meet the demand for zero emission transport at sea, ship designers are requesting more focused, technical advice and more integrated solutions onboard the ship.”

Finally, he remarked. “At Hexagon Purus, we combine maritime experience with extensive hydrogen storage expertise; to provide a holistic approach to solutions, both onboard the ship and at the port.”

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