When launched in mid-2020 the Water-Go-Round will be the first fuel cell vessel in the US and the first commercial fuel cell ferry in the world. The completion of this project represents a global paradigm shift for zero emission marine vessel power and hydrogen fuel cell technology. The commercial maritime sector contributes more to global CO2 emissions than every automobile in in the world making this a critical step in reducing CO2 emissions, pollution and protecting our environment.
The saying "it takes a village" couldn't be more appropriate. This project has been made possible thanks to the combined efforts of our wonderful partners from the State of California, the commercial sector and leaders within the maritime community. Visit our partner page to see the list of amazing organizations that have stepped up and invested in our collective future.
The Water-Go-Round will serve as a demonstration to the commercial, regulatory and global community at large. It will demonstrate that hydrogen fuel cell powertrains are perfectly suited for a broad range of maritime applications while offering a compelling business case for adoption. Performance will be independently measured by Sandia National Laboratories. The Water-Go-Round project will lay the foundation for implementation of this technology across the entire maritime industry. We invite you to learn more and join us on our journey!
-The Water-Go-Round Project Team
When launched in mid-2019 the Water-Go-Round will be the first fuel cell vessel in the US and the first commercial fuel cell ferry in the world. The completion of this project represents a global paradigm shift for marine vessel power. Built by GGZEM and its partners, this vessel will serve as a demonstration to the commercial and regulatory community at large. Performance will be independently measured by Sandia National Laboratories.
H2 tank array 264 kg, 250 bar compressed gas, up to 2 full days operation
2x 300 kW (400 hp) shaft motors (1 in each demi-hull)
100 kWh batteries in hulls provide boost power to achieve 22 knots
70' Overall Length, Aluminum hull, 84 passengers with high visibility window arrangement