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First renderings of the Scottish-led Hyseas III project which aims to build Europe’s first sea-going ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cells, have been completed by AqualisBraemar LOC Group.

The double-ended ferry will have capacity for 120 passengers and either 16 cars or two trucks. It is being designed to operate on the route between Kirkwall and Shapinsay in Orkney, Scotland, where hydrogen fuel will be generated using wind power.

In addition the vessel will also be capable of operating at other ports where hydrogen becomes available in the future.

The EU-funded programme involves Scottish partners Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), St. Andrew’s University and the Orkney Islands Council, as well as Kongsberg in Norway, Ballard in Denmark, McPhy in France, Arcsilea in England, and global ferry industry association Interferry.

Cruise&Ferry has more details on the project.

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Shipyards

Afloat will be focusing on news and developments of shipyards with newbuilds taking shape on either slipways and building halls.

The common practice of shipbuilding using modular construction, requires several yards make specific block sections that are towed to a single designated yard and joined together to complete the ship before been launched or floated out.

In addition, outfitting quays is where internal work on electrical and passenger facilities is installed (or upgraded if the ship is already in service). This work may involve newbuilds towed to another specialist yard, before the newbuild is completed as a new ship or of the same class, designed from the shipyard 'in-house' or from a naval architect consultancy. Shipyards also carry out repair and maintenance, overhaul, refit, survey, and conversion, for example, the addition or removal of cabins within a superstructure. All this requires ships to enter graving /dry-docks or floating drydocks, to enable access to the entire vessel out of the water.

Asides from shipbuilding, marine engineering projects such as offshore installations take place and others have diversified in the construction of offshore renewable projects, from wind-turbines and related tower structures. When ships are decommissioned and need to be disposed of, some yards have recycling facilities to segregate materials, though other vessels are run ashore, i.e. 'beached' and broken up there on site. The scrapped metal can be sold and made into other items.

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