Norway's Statkraft and Skagerak Energi plan to provide green hydrogen as a marine fuel from a base in southern Norway.

Their first customer will be the yet-to-be-ordered vessel that won a DNV-led GreenBulk programme for zero-emissions shortsea shipping. The vessel is to be owned by coastal shipping specialist Egil Ulvans Rederi under long-term charter to HeidelbergCement and grain company Felleskjopet Agri.

In an announcement, Statkraft describes the fuelling solution as "involving container swapping with compressed hydrogen".