Lenten Scheepvaart, the vessel’s owner, marked a milestone for emissions-free transport on Dutch inland waterways.
Technical sea trials on 23rd October, validated by Lloyd’s Register, resulted in a provisional certificate for operational use.
Trials focused on testing the advanced diesel-electric propulsion system before the installation of hydrogen containers, expected by year-end.
The Antonie, designed to transport salt for Nobian, represents a circular chain, powered by hydrogen produced in Nobian’s chlor-alkali process.
The vessel is set for complete zero-emission transport between Delfzijl and Rotterdam.
A subsidised hydrogen bunker station in Delfzijl supports Antonie’s energy needs.