€9.3million has been awarded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation fund towards the project. THE last remaining shipbuilder on the lower Clyde, Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd (FMEL), has successfully led a European consortium to win a bid for EU funding to build the world’s first hydrogen powered ferry. The vessel named HySeas II and the project will formally begin on the 1 July. It will initially operate in and around Orkney and the fuel produced from renewable electricity marks a shift towards entirely emissions-free marine transport.
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