Lorient invests €22M in hydrogen: one passenger boat, 12 buses, 3 stations


Lorient aspires to be a part of an ecological mobility plan in addition to addressing the needs of its residents on their regular commutes.

This sector’s growth would benefit both research and the industrial sector. Lorient will construct H2 distribution stations and replace its bus and boat fleet as part of its efforts to create a territorial ecosystem.

Lorient has begun work on re-engineering (retrofitting) the Ar Vag Tredan ferry, which has been idle since the summer of 2019, as well as the purchase of an electric hydrogen passenger boat, which will be delivered in 2023. The total cost of the service is expected to be € 2,000,000 for the retrofit and € 5,000,000 for the future vessel’s building.

By 2025, 12 hydrogen-powered electric buses should be in operation. This required duration will allow for the launch of tenders, the construction of vehicles, the establishment of the three hydrogen distribution stations planned in Lorient, including the CTRL bus depot, and the creation of a special area for the maintenance of these new buses. The overall expenditure, including subsidies, is expected to be € 15 million.

Lorient invests €22 million in hydrogen, which includes a passenger ferry, 12 buses, and three stations.

Arnes Biogradlija
Creative Content Director at EnergyNews.Biz

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