15 november 2023

Royal visit for the MS Antonie Ship

Zero-emission ship MS Antonie was yesterday honoured with a visit from his Majesty King Willem-Alexander in Duisburg. Inland shipping operator Harm Lenten gave the King a tour on his Hydrogen Electric Ship Antonie (Waterstof Elektrische Vrachtschip Antonie – WEVA). This is the world’s first new-build hydrogen-powered inland vessel that proves that hydrogen is a viable solution for clean and quiet water transportation of goods. HEAVENN partners NPRC, Harm Lenten, HyEnergy TransStore, H2TEC and HyCC are involved in this task to move towards emission-free inland shipping.

The King’s visit to MS Antonie is part of a working visit to Germany during which he will visit several hydrogen-related businesses and institutes in the region North Rhine-Westphalia. At the same time, an economic hydrogen mission is taking place in the region as the Netherlands and Germany are working closely together to boost the hydrogen economy.

For more updates on the MS Antonie ship visit wevaproject.nl.