Friday, December 9, 2022

Gen2 Energy collaborates with Sjøtind and Lovund Skyss for the possible use of hydrogen fuel for their ferries.

Lovund Skyss and Sjøtind have both entered into agreements with Gen2 Energy to develop solutions that will enable use of hydrogen as fuel for their ferries operating in Nordland, an area of Norway where ferry connections are an important part of the infrastructure. Expectations of zero-emission ferry operations provides a strong basis for an exciting collaboration between the parties.

Sjøtind and Lovund Skyss both operates ferry services in the Mosjøen and Sandnessjøen area. The starting point for the collaboration is evaluating upgrades of existing ferries to run on hydrogen. Conversions and retrofit solutions for existing ferries is an interesting alternative to building new vessels. If successful, it will open alternative routes to zero emission solutions for ferries, which can have significant cost benefits and at the same time demonstrate cost-efficient circular use of resources.

Gen2 Energy will supply cost competitive hydrogen to Sjøtind and Lovund Skyss from its planned large-scale production facilities in Mosjøen. Gen2 Energy has a clear scope of producing green hydrogen suitable for maritime use, and to be part of a process of establishing the required bunkering infrastructure in the area.

– We are very proud and humbled to be a part of this exciting development. The maritime market is undergoing enormous technological development. For Lovund Skyss, it is fundamental to be able to participate in local development to the extent we can. Gen2 Energy’s planned large-scale production in Mosjøen combined with close cooperation with the maritime industry in the area provides fertile ground for unique potential and development for the region, says Robert Blomsø, CEO in Lovund Skyss.

– By entering of this agreement between our company and Gen2 Energy, we are making an important strategic move into a zero-emission future for the company. By converting our existing tonnage instead of building new vessels, we will support the circular economy and a future where life extension becomes a viable alternative to demolition.  Sjøtind is proud to be a part of Gen2 Energy’s hydrogen technology program, and this fits well with our company vision to be a leading ferry company operating in a niche segment, says Erlend Lindseth, CEO in Sjøtind.

– The ferry operations in Nordland are an interesting market for Gen2 Energy.  The approach of converting existing ferries to use hydrogen could be a game changer in the industry. Both Sjøtind and Lovund Skyss confirms their strong will to find solutions for using green hydrogen as fuel in maritime transport, says Jonas Meyer, CEO in Gen2 Energy. -The maritime sector is a growing and promising market for green hydrogen products and Gen2 Energy is well positioned to supply this market with green hydrogen as fuel.

About Lovundskyss AS
Lovund Skyss operates a total of 6 vessels today, where 3 of these based on a contract from Nordland Fylkeskommune. All vessels within the category of passenger speed boats. For more information, please visit https://www.lovundskyss.no/

About Sjøtind AS
Sjøtind is a company that operates 3 roro ferries and 1 passenger speedboat along the Norwegian Coast. The company also conduct charter operations. The company carries 2 contracts with Nordland Fylkeskommune For more information, please visit https://www.sjotind.no/ 

About Gen2 Energy
Gen2 Energy is a Norwegian company dedicated to develop, build, own and operate an integrated value chain for green hydrogen. The company target to have several large-scale production facilities for green hydrogen located in Norway and Northern-Europe as well as a distribution network ensuring customers safe and reliable delivery. We also aim to use low/zero emission fuel in our distribution system, taking a wholistic view on the environmental footprint of the hydrogen value chain. For more information, please visit www.gen2energy.com  

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