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8th February 2024

Future Proof Shipping and the partners behind the EU-funded Flagships project are happy to invite you to the official launch of FPS Waal – Our second zero-emission inland cargo vessel running on hydrogen.

The ship launch will take place at Holland Shipyard Group´s Werkendam facility, just outside Rotterdam – where FPS Waal is undergoing her final preparations before being put into operation.

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The event will start at 10:00 on Thursday 8th of February 2024, at Holland Shipyard Group’s facility in Werkendam.

10:00-12:00 – Ship Launch and Guided Tours

  • Hear from our CEO Richard Klatten about the journey of FPS Waal and how zero-emission shipping is not only possible already today, but achievable at a reasonable cost; which is priceless for our planet.
  • Holland Shipyard Group is ready to share its experience after successfully retrofitting two inland cargo vessels from running on diesel to operating with zero emissions on compressed hydrogen.
  • You will also hear from the Clean Hydrogen Partnership, Interreg North Sea Program, WaterborneTP and Maritime CleanTech on the implementation of hydrogen as a vital part of the maritime green transition.
  • There will be Guided tours of the FPS Waal

13:00 – Lunch

14:00-16:00 – Workshop

  • The groundbreaking Flagships project consists of 11 European partners; all collaborating to revolutionize the readiness of zero-emission waterborne transport. Several of the partners will present their key developments.

Best regards from Future Proof Shipping, Interreg and the Flagships partners,

VTT, Maritime CleanTech, Ballard Power Systems Europe, ABB, SEAM, LMG Marin, Compagnie Fluvial de Transport (CFT), Sogestran Group, Norled and Persee.

Unfortunately the event is full, and it is no longer possible to RSVP.

Please reach out to Oscar Felix in case of any questions.
oscar [at]