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S5W-17379: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 21 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what recent developments there have been in EU-funded projects in the Scottish shipbuilding industry.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 20 July 2018

Port Glasgow-based Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited has successfully led a European consortium in a successful bid for EU funding support to pave the way for the building and launch of the world’s first sea-going car and passenger ferry fuelled by hydrogen. The supported development of the construction and testing of a hydrogen-powered maritime drivetrain for future deployment within a ferry is expected to cost around 12.6 million, of which 9.3 million has been awarded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation fund.