India's First Home-Made Hydrogen-fuelled Electric Vessel By Cochin Shipyard

At Cochin Shipyard Limited, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways will develop and build India's first indigenous hydrogen-fueled electric vessels (CSL).
Isaimozhi K

Updated: May 04, 2022 06:15:37 pm

04 May 2022 Current Affairs:

At Cochin Shipyard Limited, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways will develop and build India's first indigenous hydrogen-fueled electric vessels (CSL).

Highlights:

  • Union Minister for Ports, Shipping, and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal said India's first indigenous hydrogen-fueled electric vessels would be developed and built at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), setting off the country's efforts toward green shipping.

  • The project, according to Sonowal, would be carried out by the Cochin Shipyard in collaboration with Indian partners.

  • The shipyard has already begun laying the groundwork in this area, collaborating with KPIT Technologies and Indian inventors of hydrogen fuel cells and power trains and the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) on developing laws and regulations for such vessels.

  • The Fuel Cell Electric Vessel (FCEV), a hydrogen fuel cell vessel based on Low-Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Technology (LT-PEM), is projected to be approximately 17.50 crore, with the Centre covering 75% of the cost.

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