Norwegian hydrogen ship fuelling specialist company Hyon has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Northern Xplorer for the implementation of Hyon’s hydrogen fuelling technology in Northern Xplorer’s zero-emission and energy-self-sufficient cruise vessel.
The vessel, known under designation MM140, has been designed by Multi Maritime. The LoI is conditional on a final investment decision by Northern Xplorer and that an order for the vessel is placed with a shipyard.
Hyon CEO Jørn Lindtvedt said: “This is an important step towards the implementation of hydrogen fuelling technology in an industry that needs to find emission-free fuelling solutions. Northern Xplorer is pioneering zero-emissions cruising, and we are excited about the opportunity to contribute to the realisation of their ambition.”
In addition to the implementation of fuelling technology, the LoI enables a collaboration between the two companies, in which Hyon will contribute to the development of a safe and cost-efficient fuelling procedure for Northern Xplorer.
Lindtvedt added: “The collaboration with Northern Xplorer will allow us to gain valuable insights into the specific needs of the cruise ship industry’s entry into zero-emission fuelling, while also further developing our hydrogen fuelling technology.”