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Concordia Damen signs historic hydrogen contract

Concordia Damen signs historic hydrogen contract

(Posted on 07/06/21)

Concordia Damen has signed a historic contract with Lenten Scheepvaart. The contract, signed on 18th March by Harm Lenten and Concordia Damen CEO Chris Kornet, is for the construction of the first ever inland waterway vessel to run on hydrogen.

The vessel, to be named MV Antonie, will be 135 metres long, weigh 3,700 tons and boast a revolutionary fuel cell propulsion. She will be used to transport salt between Delfzijl in the north of the Netherlands to Botlek in the Port of Rotterdam for Nouryon – a leading global chemical supplier.

Concordia Damen CEO Chris Kornet said of the contract, “At Concordia Damen we have always been at the forefront of bringing increased sustainability to our industry. Greening the inland shipping sector is something which we feel passionate about and we will continue to work towards this goal. I believe there will not be one single way to reduce emissions in our sector, but a number of approaches. Hydrogen is likely to play an important role in the achievement of zero emissions in inland shipping. Lenten Scheepvaart are to be commended for taking this leading role.”

Lenten Scheepvaart has received a subsidy for the construction of the vessel to the value of 4 million euros. The subsidy, from the Netherlands Governmental department of Infrastructure and Water Management, aims to stimulate the development the use of hydrogen as a fuel on the path towards zero emissions inland shipping.

Likewise, the vessel and its operation will benefit from the subsidised hydrogen bunker station in Delfzijl.

Concordia Damen has a long track record in the development of sustainable vessel technology for the inland shipping sector, including a number of hybrid propulsion vessels.

Concordia Damen’s core business is designing and building inland waterway vessels with an innovative and economic profile. Down-to-earth-management enables us to successfully build vessels worldwide. Besides shipbuilding, we are a reputable shipbroker and manage a fleet of inland navigation vessels. Since the founding of the company, Concordia Damen has delivered more than 140 vessels with very different specifications to ship owners in the Netherlands and all over the world. High quality, innovation and efficient shipbuilding is the Concordia Damen trademark. Concordia Damen see changes coming, understand what they mean and can thereby process quickly and effectively in its service.

Damen Shipyards Group has been in operation for over ninety years and offers maritime solutions worldwide, through design, construction, conversion and repair of ships and ship components.

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