Commercial tugs in Nova Scotia
EverWind Fuels and Svitzer have signed an MoU to deploy an ammonia-powered commercial tug in the Canso Strait, adjacent to Point Tupper: the location of EverWind’s under-development hydrogen & ammonia production hub. EverWind will provide fuel for the vessel, as well as the necessary infrastructure and facilities for refueling at Point Tupper. Svitzer will procure and/or retrofit the tug vessel.
Where ammonia fuel is concerned, Svitzer is part of the SOFC4Maritime project – a group of leading maritime stakeholders looking to develop ammonia-based solid oxide fuel cell propulsion technology. You can read more about the technology concepts and timelines behind SOFC4Maritime via the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.
With our Svitzer partnership, we are demonstrating our commitment to decarbonize Nova Scotia in real, demonstrable ways. In addition to serving green ammonia export demand, we are focused on immediate and local opportunities to apply our green hydrogen production to Nova Scotia’s net-zero journey. Advancing marine applications of green fuels and developing local fueling infrastructure in the Canso Strait region is an exciting step.EverWind Fuels CEO Trent Vichie in his organisation’s official press release, 27 Sept 2022
…and in Yokohama
NYK Line, IHI Power Systems, ClassNK and the City of Yokohama are currently developing an ammonia-powered tugboat for operations in the Port of Yokohama. AiP for the design was granted by ClassNK in July, with a demonstration of the tugboat planned for 2024.