ABS approves Veer’s wind-powered vessel equipped with green hydrogen fuel cells

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has given Veer Corporation its “Approval in Principle” (AiP) for its project to construct the first fleet of ocean-going container ships that are completely clean.

A combination of green hydrogen fuel cell engines and DynaRig sail technology will be installed on the company’s 100-meter cargo ships.

Veer stated that it anticipates receiving shipyards’ bidding responses to its proposal package soon and that it hopes to have chosen a shipyard by the end of this year. By the end of 2024, the business intends to start shipping with two vessels.

The project is overseen by a Brookes Bell team with assistance from Dutch naval architects at Dykstra.

LUSH, a company that is considering working with Veer as an early adopter of hydrogen for its delivery services, has also backed the project.