SeaLink Hydrogen Ferry (Archived)

June 29th, 2023

SeaLink Hydrogen Ferry  

SeaLink planned to design, construct and operate an Australian Maritime Safety Authority-approved hydrogen fuel cell passenger ferry out of its Gladstone marina.

Main proponents:

SeaLink Gladstone

Main end-use classification: 



Under development

Estimated cost:

SeaLink project value estimated at AUD$20.6 million

Other involvement:


Production details:

Not applicable


Queensland, Australia

Announced funding:

AUD$5 million – Queensland Government Hydrogen Industry Development Fund – Round 2

Project description

SeaLink planned to design, construct and use a passenger ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The vessel would join the SeaLink Gladstone fleet and would operate as a shuttle between Gladstone and Curtis Island.

The (hydrogen-powered) ferry would be capable of carrying up to 200 passengers and travelling at speeds of up to 20 knots (37 kilometres per hour) up to a range of 50 nautical miles.

In May 2022, the Queensland Government announced that it would provide AUD$5 million in financial support for the SeaLink project.

The proponent has decided not to proceed with the project.


Updated: June 2023