EverWind and Svitzer to develop green-fueled vessels
The project will deliver the first green fuel-powered commercial tug vessels in Canada.
EverWind Fuels Company and Svitzer signed an MoU to deploy one of the world’s first green fuel-powered commercial tug vessels in the Canso Strait in Nova Scotia.
Under the MOU, EverWind will provide green fuel from its green hydrogen and ammonia production facility in Point Tupper, Nova Scotia, and the required infrastructure at its marine terminal to allow for green fuel storage and fueling. Svitzer will explore the procurement and/or retrofitting of a green-fueled commercial tug vessel to be operated at EverWind’s Point Tupper facility.
The collaboration is expected to result in Canada’s first green fuel-powered commercial tug vessel. EverWind’s Point Tupper site is in advanced stages of development and is expected to reach commercial operation in 2025 – the first green hydrogen production in Atlantic Canada – with a production volume of around one million tonnes of green ammonia by 2026.
The collaboration also advances Svitzer’s recently announced decarbonization strategy, which positions the company to become fully carbon neutral in 2040 and furthers Svitzer’s commitment to developing green fuel solutions for marine applications, including solid oxide fuel cell technologies.
Trent Vichie, CEO of EverWind, said, “In addition to serving green ammonia export demand, we are focused on immediate and local opportunities to apply our green hydrogen production to Nova Scotia’s net-zero journey. Advancing marine applications of green fuels and developing local fueling infrastructure in the Canso Strait region is an exciting step.”
Gareth Prowse, Head of Decarbonization of Svitzer, commented, “Developing vessels that can run on green fuels must be done in conjunction with the development of green fuels production and related fueling infrastructure.”