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India-based Cochin Shipyard wins orders for zero emission feeder container vessels. India´s Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has sealed a deal to build a zero-emission feeder container vessel. The shipbuilder said in twitter that has signed a Norwegian order for building one of the world’s first zero emission feeder container vessel with Samskip.

The deal comes with two options but the delivery date has not been revealed. CSL will design and deliver two such hydrogen fuel cell powered vessels, with options for two more, and the ships are intended to serve the European market.

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways in India has confirmed the deal with an announcement in twitter. Through the official account of Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, the government of India said the vessels are to reduce 25000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Specifically, the Ministry confirmed that Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) under the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) has bagged an international order for world’s first zero emission Feeder Container Vessels, powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

In the announcement it is revealed the price of the project. Specifically, the project cost is Rs. 550 cr and the vessels are set to reduce 25000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

“Another step towards green shipping,” as the Ministry highlights.

“This is an ambitious project under the Norwegian Government green funding programme aimed at emission-free transport solutions by adopting sustainable path breaking future technologies,” as the shipyard adds.

Cochin Shipyard was incorporated in the year 1972 as a fully owned Government of India company. In the last three decades the company has emerged as a forerunner in the Indian Shipbuilding & Shiprepair industry. The shipyard commenced ship repair operations in the year 1982 and has undertaken repairs of all types of ships.