How Italian Ports are Being Revolutionised with Hydrogen Infrastructure
NatPower H and Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) have come together to develop a hydrogen refuelling station and support recreational boating. How will implementing hydrogen infrastructure help to transform the Italian maritime sector?
The hydrogen-powered infrastructure is expected to be installed by summer 2024, and it will be worth around €100 million.
So far, the project has already been adhered to by 25 Italian marinas and ports, with the aim being to deploy 100 fuel stations by 2030.
ZHA will design the stations and NatPower H will make sure a total of 100 facilities are installed over the next six years, along with exporting the model to areas beyond the Mediterranean Sea.
The stations will be fully recyclable as non-reinforced, dry-assembled masonry, therefore reducing the need for carpentry during construction.
NatPower H will be the official technical sponsor of the Bluegame in the 2024 America’s Cup. It also signed an agreement for the design and construction of hydrogen-powered chase boats for two of the six teams participating in the 37th America’s Cup.
Also, it will collaborate with key players in the international boating industry to demonstrate the feasibility of widespread hydrogen distribution to the yachting market.