Teco 2030 (an engineering and equipment development company) and Implenia Norway (an infrastructure contractor and a subsidiary of Implenia) will jointly develop and pilot hydrogen-based solutions to eliminate emissions at construction sites.
The Norwegian state enterprise Enova has been granted NOK 15.6 million (US$ 1.31 million) funding to the project which will be provided over the period between September 2021 and December 2023.
Teco 2030 and Implenia Norway announced in April 2021 to join forces for developing hydrogen-powered construction solutions. The cooperation will be for five years, covering project financing to product development and commercialisation & operation.
Under the partnership, Teco will develop a fuel cell generator with a power production capacity of 0.8 MW to be delivered by January 2023, which is expected to replace diesel generators on construction sites. Implenia will provide expertise and knowledge on building and construction and will employ the fuel cell generator on its construction sites.
Tore Enger, CEO of Teco 2030 Asa, said, “By using hydrogen-based fuel cells instead of diesel generators, construction sites can eliminate their emissions and become more climate-friendly.”
Tonje Foss, VP of Corporate Strategies at Enova, said, “This project will bring forward and demonstrate new and innovative technology that contributes to the realisation of emission-free building and construction sites.”
Audun Aaland, CEO of Implenia Norway, said, “We believe that hydrogen will play a significant role as an energy carrier at future construction sites, and we are proud to have the opportunity to drive this sustainable innovation together with TECO 2030.”