Teco 2030 will jointly develop hydrogen-based power solutions for construction sites with infrastructure contractor Implenia Norge, H2 Bulletin reports.
Both companies have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of a pilot project. The agreement is for five years which will cover project financing, product development, commercialisation and applications. Implenia explores several options to finance the project and applied for funding to the Norwegian state enterprise Enova. It is expected that the first fuel cell will be delivered in January 2023.
Tore Enger, CEO of Teco 2030, said, “Our fuel cells can be used for large ships and other heavy-duty applications, such as powering the equipment used at construction sites.”
Audun Aaland, CEO of Implenia Norge AS, commented, “Implenia has ambitious sustainability goals for our operations, and we fully support the Norwegian government’s target of ensuring that all transport sector construction sites are fossil-free by 2025.”
Implenia Norge is a subsidiary of Switzerland multinational construction company Implenia AG. The company is currently involved in several large infrastructure projects in Norway, including planning and building parts of Fornebubanen, a new metro line in Oslo.
Currently, the building of roads, tunnels, bridges and other transport infrastructure is mainly dependent on diesel for energy source, which is not helping to achieve the environmental goals.
Last week, Teco announced its work on a carbon capture and storage (CCS) feasibility study with AVL List GmbH, focusing on vessel capabilities and robustness of the technology. The CCS technology will be integrated as part of the Teco 2030 Future Funnel and will be a central add-on technology optimising decarbonisation and ensuring efficient vessel operation.