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Energy firm Statkraft and its subsidiary Skagerak Energi have been awarded a contract to supply so-called green hydrogen to an 88-meter long, zero-emission ship planned to run between locations in Norway.
In a statement Wednesday, Statkraft — which is owned by the Norwegian state — claimed the vessel was the “world’s first hydrogen-powered cargo ship.”
The contract was awarded by cement giant HeidelbergCement and Felleskjøpet, an agricultural cooperative. The two organizations are working with one another to develop the project.
The idea is for the ship — which will also have two rotor sails — to take grain from the east of Norway to the…