Energy Observer: experience the energy of tomorrow today

Monday 25 02 2019

The Energy Observer – the world's first hydrogen-powered vessel – is currently on a world tour that will take it to more than 100 ports in 50 countries over a period of six years. It is now expected to dock in the port of Antwerp on 21 March. To mark the visit, Port of Antwerp is organising an Energy Festival with numerous activities for young and old.

Energy festival poster

Watt’s Next?

Would you like to find out more about hydrogen and other fuels of the future? Discover how Port of Antwerp is generating the energy of tomorrow. Come along to our Port House on 23 and 24 March, admire the Energy Observer in the Kattendijk dock, and visit the interactive "Watt's Next" exhibition. Stroll down the waterfront alongside the Energy Observer and puzzle out its secrets. Step on board the Hydroville, the hydrogen-powered passenger vessel operated by the Antwerp-based shipping company CMB.

From fossil fuels to renewable energy

Port of Antwerp is taking advantage of the Energy Observer's visit to highlight the energy transition, i.e. the switch from oil, gas, coal and other fossil fuels to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and water power. The aim is to develop towards a low-carbon, low-particulates world.

Port of Antwerp: energy transition leader

Sustainable energy plays a leading role at Port of Antwerp. With the largest integrated chemical cluster in Europe, Antwerp is a major production centre for hydrogen. And as a logistics centre the port is also an international hub for alternative fuels.