About NCE Maritime CleanTech


NCE Maritime CleanTech (NCE MCT) represents one of the world’s most complete maritime commercial hubs.

Our cluster organisation uses the Norwegian maritime expertise, built up over generations, as a springboard for the development of new energy-efficient and environmental friendly technologies.


We focus on establishing sustainable innovation projects with commercial potential, and work together for new clean maritime solutions.

Our vision is to become a world-leading cluster for clean maritime solutions. NCE Maritime CleanTech is one of the European gold labeled clusters, and in 2014 we received the status as a Norwegian Center of Expertise (NCE).

We have more than 130 partners covering every stage of the maritime value chain, from ship design to shipyards, equipment suppliers, ship owners, classification companies and R&D institutions. Learn more about how to join our cluster activities.

 Central in the cluster thinking is a dynamical cooperation between industry companies, research and educational institutions and public bodies. Our partners are pioneers when it comes to introducing new, green energy carriers on board vessels and have launched several new breakthrough solutions for cleaner maritime business worldwide. 


Amongst our projects are Ampere, the world’s first all-electrical ferry; Viking Lady, the first offshore vessel running on LNG and later with LNG in combination with batteries and a fuel cell; and several hybrid and all-electric fast ferries. Our cluster partners are also responsible for the design and construction of Norway’s two first hydrogen ferries that will be in operation in 2021 and 2022.

During the last couple of years, we have together with our partners secured EU funding for four groundbreaking projects with the common goal to cut emissions and develop new energy-efficient and environmental friendly maritime solutions.



The aim of the EU funded TrAM project is to develop a zero emission fast going passenger vessel through advanced modular production.




The EU funded Ship FC project will install the world´s first high-power ammonia fuel cell on a offshore vessel.




The EU funded HySHIP project will develop a new ro-ro vessel running on liquid green hydrogen, and establish a LH2 supply chain. The project has received funding from the EU.



The EU funded FLAGSHIPS project will raise the readiness of zero-emission waterborne transport to en entirely new level by deploying two commercially operated hydrogen fuel cell vessels. The Demo vessels include the world´s first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris.


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