Fincantieri and Enel Green Power Italia are planning to supply green hydrogen to Italian naval vessels, including submarines and surface ships.
As part of the new collaborative agreement between Italian enterprises, green hydrogen will also be employed in port regions and long-distance maritime transport.
These goals have been formalized by a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which states that the two companies will use their experience and know-how in their respective industries to develop hydrogen.
The two firms will explore options to collaborate on the provision of green hydrogen to naval, submarine, and surface boats, as well as port regions, as part of the agreement.
This will comprise the design and construction of key infrastructure elements, such as storage, as well as the design and development of an energy flow management system.
Laura Luigia Martini, CEO Business Advisor and Executive Vice-President Corporate Business Development of Fincantieri, said, “The European goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 requires the creation of an industrial eco-system on which Fincantieri has been working concretely for some time through a series of operational agreements with the major Italian players for the realisation of complex projects in a short time.
“In this way, we proactively respond not only to the community demands that States must comply with, but we also consolidate our leadership position in the process towards a more sustainable economy and society.”
Carlo Zorzoli, Head of Business Development for Enel Green Power, said, “The signing of this agreement represents a further step forward in Enel Green Power’s commitment to collaborating with operators interested in developing solutions for the use of green hydrogen.
“This is in sectors where electrification is not possible, thus contributing to the energy transition process through the decarbonisation of industrial activities.”