Cochin shipyard will develop and build first indigenous hydrogen fuel electric vehicle

The Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) will develop and build the first indigenous hydrogen-fuelled electric vessels, said Sarbananda Sonowal Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways. Inaugurating a workshop on Green Shipping, Sonowal said the project will be carried out by the CSL in collaboration with Indian partners and unveiled the government’s plan for building hydrogen-fuelled electric vessels keeping pace with the Global Maritime Green Transitions.

“The CSL has partnered with KPIT Technologies Limited and Indian developers in the areas of hydrogen fuel cell, power train and Indian Register of Shipping for developing rules and regulation for such vessels,” the Minister said.

The hydrogen fuel cell vessel based on Low Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Technology (LT-PEM) called Fuel Cell Electric Vessel (FCEV) is expected to cost around Rs 17.50 crore of which 75 per cent would be funded by the Government of India.

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