CMB and Tsuneishi join forces to build a hydrogen-powered ferry
Supporting Japan’s vision to become a leading hydrogen society by 2050.
By combining TFC’s state-of-the-art shipbuilding capabilities and CMB Technologies’ extensive know-how in marine hydrogen systems, both parties hope to build a revolutionary ship that will be a milestone in the journey towards zero carbon emission shipping.
This new development also supports Japan’s vision to become a leading hydrogen society by 2050.
After receiving the necessary regulatory approval, the ship will be built at TFC’s facilities in Onomichi, Japan, and is expected to be delivered in time for the Hydrogen Olympic Games in 2020.
Tsuneishi Facilities & Craft Co., Ltd. is engaged in the building and repair of aluminium alloy vessels, general construction, and lifeboat maintenance and inspection. In our pursuit of safety and comfort for marine traffic and lifestyles through these businesses, we challenge ourselves to take on new initiatives that will enable people to live pleasantly, in a manner that gives them a sense of reassurance toward the future.
BELGIUM / JAPAN 10.08.2021 - Today Tsuneishi and CMB presented the Hydrobingo, the world’s first hydrogen-powered ferry. The Hydrobingo was realised through the joint venture between the two companies : JPNH₂YDRO.
ANTWERP, BELGIUM - JAPAN 21.04.2021 - Today CMB and TSUNEISHI FACILITIES and CRAFT CO.,LTD. and KAMBARA KISEN CO., LTD. their Shipping Biz. Segment of TSUNEISHI Group launch their hydrogen joint venture. The company will distribute and develop hydrogen know-how, expertise, engines and applications in Japan. The start of the partnership is marked by a major project: the HydroPhoenix, Asia's first hydrogen-powered tugboat.
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