Two of three hydrogen trailers that Surf 'n' Turf will use to move hydrogen from Eday to Kirkwall have set off on a much longer voyage – from Bilbao in Spain to Portsmouth in southern England.
The manufacturers, Calvera Maquinaria, finished their work in February. Project partners ITM and EMEC were in Spain to inspect the finished equipment before signing off the so-called 'Factory Acceptance Test'.
Once final paperwork was complete, shipping got under way. Orkney-based haulage business Northwards Ltd, has made all the arrangements to transport the hydrogen trailers from Portsmouth to Kirkwall. They should arrive in the county before the end of March.