Testing for a revolutionary, autonomous, hydrogen-powered vessel has been set, taking place at Turnchapel Wharf in 2024.

The long term aim of the project, from a consortium led by Acua Ocean, is to develop an unmanned cargo vessel that can safely operate between Aberdeen, Orkney and Shetland in Scotland.

After securing a £3.5million funding from the UK Government, the development of a smaller, twin hull vessel has sped up and is now scheduled to begin trials, Harbour Acceptance Tests and Site Acceptance Tests in March-June 2024.

To read more about the project, including an interview with Acua Chief Operating Officer Mike Tinmouth, read this article published on ShetNews on 2nd June 2023.

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