Teco 2030 launches a hydrogen-powered tanker concept, Hy-Ekotank, together with our partners Ektank AB, Shell Shipping and Maritime, and DNV.
Retrofit installation of fuel cells with compressed or liquid hydrogen storage on existing Ektank vessels. The solution will eliminate emissions in port and reduce up to 100% of GHG emissions on voyages.
This pioneering concept could become a first mover in this maritime shipping segment and contribute to the development of achieving the ambitious climate targets committed by the European Union.
As part of the European Green Deal, the EU has committed to reducing GHG emissions by 55% by 2030, and a binding target of achieving climate neutrality by 2050. Under the ‘Fit for 55 package’, the EU is currently developing its climate, energy and transport-related legislation to align current laws with the 2030 and 2050 ambitions.
It is therefore a great and ever-increasing need for technological innovation in zero-emission solutions developed for maritime transport, in particular for retrofitting of existing ships. Switching from traditional petroleum-based marine fuels to zero-carbon alternatives such as hydrogen can drastically shrink shipping’s climate impact.
Jörgen Johnsson, CEO Ektank AB, said, “We are delighted with how suitable our vessels fit into the concept of Hy-Ekotank which is aligned perfectly with our Company’s environmental strategy.”
Stephen Brown, Technology Manager, Shell Shipping and Maritime, said, “This pioneering fuel cell concept will reduce carbon emissions in the maritime sector.”
Tore Enger, Group CEO, TECO 2030, said, “With a cargo owner, shipowner, classification society, and a fuel cell provider, we will show the world what hydrogen is capable of doing for the maritime shipping industry.”