Corvus Energy has secured a contract with Hvide Sande Shipyard in Denmark to supply a hydrogen fuel cell system for the training vessel “MS Skulebas.” The 35-meter fishing and training vessel will be the first of its kind to combine fuel cells and batteries. The Pelican Fuel Cell System, developed by Corvus through the H2NOR project, will be used and is designed to comply with gas safety principles. The system will be delivered in Q2 2024 and will be fully operational by Q3 2024.
Geir Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy, expressed excitement about the contract and stated that MS Skulebas will be the world’s first zero-emission fishing vessel. He also praised Vestland County in Norway for being forward-thinking in their investment in all-electric ferries. The vessel is already equipped with batteries from Corvus Energy, which will work alongside the Pelican Fuel Cell System to extend the range of zero-emission operations.
The owner of MS Skulebas, Vestland County, sees the vessel as a vital tool for attracting and educating the future workforce. The county mayor, Jon Askeland, believes that investing in this project is a forward-thinking use of funds and will advance the fishing industry into a new era of sustainability and safety.