Hydrogen yacht to get Servogear propulsion system

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Norwegian shipbuilder Green Yacht has chosen Servogear to supply a propulsion system for its Hydrogen Viking project. The builder claims that the boat, which is a rebuilt Sunseeker Predator 95, harnessing a hydrogen fuel cell, will be one of the world’s first and fastest ships powered by hydrogen.

“We are very proud, and it is very rewarding and educational for Servogear to take part in this innovative project. Servogear aims to sit in the driver’s seat when it comes to delivering future-oriented propulsion technology, and this order should be the foremost proof of just that,” commented Torleif Stokke, MD at Servogear.

The vessel is a pilot project for Green Yacht and the system is intended to lay the groundwork for further commercialization of hydrogen propulsion in new-builds and conversions.

“Now that we have decided on a supplier for the propulsion system, we have closed a large and important milestone for the project. We chose Servogear simply because of their history and expertise in propulsion systems – a competence we have already made good use of in the detailed design of Hydrogen Viking. We are now on schedule with the project and are really looking forward to the test drive and launch,” remarked Christian Erichsen, project manager for Hydrogen Viking at Green Yacht AS.

Delivery of the propulsion solution is set for summer 2021.

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