SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

Hydrotug: the world’s first hydrogen powered tugboat

The first tugboat in the world to be powered by combustion engines that burn hydrogen in combination with diesel.

We are convinced of the potential of hydrogen as the key to sustainable shipping and making the energy transition of a reality. The expertise that we acquire with the Hydrotug will enable us to further develop the use of hydrogen as a ship’s fuel.

Alexander Saverys - CEO, CMB

Currently, in the design phase, the Hydrotug will be the first tugboat in the world to be powered by combustion engines that burn hydrogen in combination with diesel. The HydroTug is expected to be operating in Port of Antwerp within two years.

The hydrogen dual-fuel co-combustion tug is a new opportunity in a world which demands all businesses, services, and industry to reduce their emissions.

CMB has looked at the available technologies and found that, based on current industry demands and operating behaviour, hydrogen is the only fuel that can provide a zero-emission future.

With Hydrotug, CMB confirms its international pioneering role in the transition to ships powered by environmentally friendly fuel.

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