Cochin Shipyard to build India’s first hydrogen fuel cell catamaran vessel – Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) to build the country’s first hydrogen fuel cell catamaran vessel for operation in Varanasi and electric hybrid vessels for Uttar Pradesh and Assam.
- As per the MoU, six electric catamaran vessels for UP and another two for Assam will be built.
- Electric catamaran vessels will have the 100-passenger capacity airconditioned hydrogen cell vessel in Varanasi and will also pave the way for the reduction in the usage of fossil fuels in the country’s national waterways.
- The vessel will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 250 MT annually.
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