Windcat Workboats and CMB.TECH announced that the first hydrogen-powered CTV is ready for immediate operation after successful completion of trials and bunkering.
This ground-breaking development for both the marine and offshore wind industries is the first CTV that uses clean fuels to reduce up to 80% of its traditional fuel usage and associated emissions. The Hydrocat 48 is a further green development, introducing clean fuel technology on the already very fuel efficient and high performing Windcat MK 3.5 design.
Dual fuel technology has been integrated into the MK3.5 series without compromising on performance and retaining the reliability of a traditionally fuelled vessel. It is the first vessel to truly offer a sustainable alternative to diesel fuel.
The base MAN engine is manufactured by MAN Engines – A Division of MAN Truck & Bus SE for dual fuel use and retrofitted by CMB.TECH with a hydrogen injection system.