The Interreg North-West Europe project H2SHIPS will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of hydrogen bunkering and propulsion for shipping and will identify the conditions for successful market entry for these technologies. Two pilot projects will be implemented as part of H2SHIPS:
A hydrogen powered port vessel will be built in Amsterdam and in Belgium a Hydrogen refuelling system for maritime ports will be developed and tested. A further major output will be an action plan for the implementation of an H2SHIPS pilot on the river Seine in Paris in 2022. H2SHIPS will demonstrate the added-value of H2 for water transport and develop a blueprint for its adoption across North-West Europe which can avoid considerable GHG and particle emissions arising from shipping.