The Scottish Government (through Scottish Enterprise) commissioned the consortium of EMEC and Logan Energy to develop the scope and produce a detailed project plan for the HySeas Energy Systems Demonstration project, which will provide hydrogen supply and refuelling infrastructure for the HySeas III Hydrogen Ferry project.
The HySeas III Hydrogen Ferry project is an EU-funded project to develop hydrogen-powered ferries for use around the Orkney Isles by 2021. For the project to proceed, hydrogen refuelling infrastructure is required for the ferry sea trials, which will take place on the Clyde, and for the ferry deployment around Orkney. At both locations (Clyde and Orkney) the infrastructure will comprise of the following:
- Provision of refuelling infrastructure to the hydrogen ferry;
- Energy storage at the generation sites and ferry refuelling points; and
- Transportation of fuel to suitable bunkering facilities.