India's Cochin Shipyard to build two hydrogen-powered feeder vessels
The Mumbai-listed company will build these ships for Netherland-based Samskip. [Image: Cochin Shipyard]By Shardul Sharma
Mumbai-listed Cochin Shipyard has won a 5.5bn rupee ($67mn) order from Netherland-based Samskip for the construction of two zero-emission hydrogen-powered feeder container vessels, with a provision for an additional two, the company said in a stock exchange filing on March 17.
The first vessel is to be delivered in 28 months and the second within 34 months. These zero-emission ships can carry about 365 45-foot-long high-cube containers and are intended to serve the European market, where sustainable transportation solutions are in high demand, Cochin Shipyard said.
The Indian state-owned Cochin Shipyard is mainly engaged in the construction of vessels and repairs and refits of all types of vessels, including the upgradation of ships, periodical lay-up repairs, and life extension of ships.