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Question ref. S6W-04563
Asked by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 22 November 2021 Registered interest

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) regarding the procurement of hydrogen-powered ferries and infrastructure on publicly subsidised contracts for lifeline ferry services.

Current status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 3 December 2021


Answer

Transport Scotland maintain regular engagement with Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) and other partners regarding future vessel projects. These discussions include appropriate consideration of design and operating options, including alternative fuels. CMAL also continues to work as part of the HySeas III consortium in its role as concept designer for potential hydrogen fuelled vessels.