Motion S5M-12957: Ferguson Maine and first Hydrogen Ferry

26 Jun 2018

That the Parliament welcomes the news that Ferguson Marine Engineering will be building the world’s first hydrogen sea-going car and passenger ferry as part of the European consortium, HySeas III; understands that Ferguson Marine Engineering jointly led the consortium alongside the University of St Andrews in a successful bid for funding from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, which is the EU’s largest research fund, and that it will cost around €12.6 million; notes that a test will be carried out before HySeas III aims to launch the first hydrogen ferry in 2021; believes that this project represents another way in which Scotland is leading the world in renewable energy technology, and hopes that such ferries will provide an environmentally friendly and efficient service for the people of Orkney and beyond.