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Waterford Energy Services & LeeWay Marine Bring Hydrogen Fuel Solutions to Atlantic Canada

Waterford Energy Services Inc. (WESI) and LeeWay Marine (LeeWay) are announcing a collaboration to bring hydrogen fuel supply to Atlantic Canada for marine applications.

LeeWay’s expertise on shipboard systems, retrofit strategies, propulsion and fuel system conversion will be invaluable to the partnership.

WESI brings knowledge in conceptual and detailed engineering of renewable energy projects including hydrogen, offshore wind, micro-grid and battery solutions.

Early Front-End Engineering and Design (E-FEED) has commenced for a Phase 1 Pilot. The collaboration has identified strategic locations for the provision of shore-based hydrogen fuel supplies. In addition, vessels of opportunity have been surveyed for fuel conversion feasibility. Detailed engineering and design are anticipated to be completed by the fourth Quarter of 2023 and construction at one or more locations is planned to be completed by 2025, pending approvals from regulatory agencies.

The objectives of the collaboration include developing a centre of excellence in marine fuel source conversions, design and construction of power to X fuel supplies, such as Hydrogen, de-risking the supply chain, enhancement of regulatory processes, and building partnerships with organizations such as COVE (Center for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship).

LeeWay Marine is a Dartmouth-based ship owner and operator, providing at-sea data acquisition services to their clients. Technologically forward-leaning, they are thought leaders in the maritime industry, and lead the Royal Canadian Navy's effort to test and evaluate novel maritime technology at sea. See: https://leewaymarine.ca

Waterford Energy Services is an Atlantic Canada based engineering services organization with head offices in St. John’s, NL and Halifax, NS. Formed in 2003, Waterford’s capability is focused on offshore energy, whether renewable or non-renewable. See: https://wesi.ca