Shipbuilder Fincantieri has signed an agreement with Enel Green Power Italia to implement green hydrogen into maritime transport and ports.
The companies have agreed to work together to supply green hydrogen to naval, submarine and surface vessels, as well as to industrial users within ports.
Enel’s Eugenio Montale power plant, located in La Spezia, will be used to trial the integration of hydrogen and the development of infrastructure to make this possible.
The companies have stated hydrogen can provide a tangible solution to decarbonising maritime transport – it would be generated through the electrolysis of water powered by renewable electricity.
Carlo Zorzoli, Head of Business Development at Enel Green Power, said: “The signing of this agreement represents a further step forward in Enel Green Power’s commitment to collaborating with operators interested in developing solutions for the use of green hydrogen in sectors where electrification is not possible, thus contributing to the energy transition process through the decarbonisation of industrial activities”.