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SWIM - Hydrogen-electric watertaxi in Rotterdam

The development and realization of a maritime fuel cell system and onboard hydrogen storage system to be used in the Rotterdam Watertaxi. Developed within the SWIM consortium.

Early 2022, passengers can board a Rotterdam water taxi running on hydrogen. It will be the world’s first time on this scale that a commercial boat comes into operation running entirely on this zero-emission fuel. The hydrogen-water taxi is being developed by the SWIM consortium.

A fuel cell based system has been developed and will be integrated into the Watertaxi. The boat’s efficiency is is optimized to fully capitalize the advantages of operating on electric propulsion by hydrogen fuel cells. The aim is that the boat’s performance will meet or exceed the performance of its peer boats, allowing it to be fully embedded into the operational schedule of Watertaxi Rotterdam. 

Role of zepp.solutions

zepp.solutions is responsible for the development and supply of the maritime hydrogen fuel cell system and the onboard hydrogen storage system.

Project results

The first passengers are expected to be boarding early 2022.

Take a look at the SWIM website for more information