Hydroville is the first certified passenger shuttle that uses hydrogen to power a diesel engine. Hydrogen has the advantage that no CO2, particulate matter or sulphur oxides are released when burning.

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The Hydroville

  • 2x dual fuel (diesel and hydrogen) engines
  • 12x hydrogen cylinders
  • 200bar hydrogen storage pressure
  • 36kg of useable hydrogen
  • Maximum speed of 27knots
  • Certified by Lloyd's Register
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The shuttle is mainly used as a platform to test hydrogen-technology for commercial seagoing vessels.

Hydroville continues to transport people from Kruibeke to Antwerp during the rush hour to avoid traffic jams. Occasionally, the vessel will also be used for meetings and dinners on board and organising trips in the Port of Antwerp. It will also function as a demonstration platform for hydrogen and will travel to events in Europe.

In addition, during the summer holidays, the vessel can be used to organize trips to the offshore wind turbine parks on the Belgian coast from Oostende/Zeebrugge.

For more information, visit the Hydroville website.