Date lodged: 21 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what recent developments there have been in EU-funded projects in the Scottish shipbuilding industry.
Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 20 July 2018
Port Glasgow-based Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited has successfully led a European consortium in a successful bid for EU funding support to pave the way for the building and launch of the world’s first sea-going car and passenger ferry fuelled by hydrogen. The supported development of the construction and testing of a hydrogen-powered maritime drivetrain for future deployment within a ferry is expected to cost around 12.6 million, of which 9.3 million has been awarded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation fund.