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LMG Marin: World’s first hydrogen-powered ferry delivered to Norweigen owner

29 Jul 2021

Engineering and design services provider LMG Marin AS on Thursday (22 July) said the world’s first hydrogen powered vessel Hydra has been delivered by shipyard Westcon Group to ferry operator Norled

Hydra is a double ended ferry  intended for operation at the Hjelmeland-Nesvik-Ombo connection in Norway. “She [Hydra has] joined her near sister Nesvik on the triangular route between Hjelmeland-Skipavik-Nesvik,” stated LMG Marin in a social media post.

“Meanwhile she [Hydra] is ready to sail on liquid hydrogen this will only happen when supply is available, hopefully in a few months.”

Its features includes:

  • Powered by liquid hydrogen (LH2)
  • Additional battery package
  • Fast charging solution
  • Energy efficient solutions
  • Passenger lounge in full width, below the car deck
  • Efficient loading and unloading


  • Car capacity: 80 units
  • Trailer capacity: 10 units
  • Passenger capacity: 290 pax


  • DNV +1A1 LC Car Ferry B Battery(Power) R4[nor]


Photo credit: LMG Marin AS
Published: 29 July, 2021


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