Norway’s Teco 2030 has signed a strategic partnership agreement today (4th February) with the Dutch Thecla Bodewes Shipyards NV to develop zero-emission hydrogen-based fuel cell propulsion for river-class ships.
The agreement covers all types of river class vessels from push tugs to low-profile coasters. The deal will help TECO 2030 ASA develop a platform that would increase its expertise and competence to construct low and zero-emission vessels. It will help both partners to develop efficient and safe hydrogen fuel cell river vessels, including manufacturing, installation, testing and shared marketing.
Tore Enger, CEO of Teco 2030 ASA said: “The partnership with Thecla Bodewes enables TECO 2030 to commercialise the Teco 2030 Marine Fuel Cell on new builds for inland waterway transport. This is just the beginning of Teco 2030, becoming a major provider of marine fuel cell systems.”
Thecla Bodewes, the 200-year old yard company is now moving towards low and zero-emission solutions. Thecla Bodewes, CEO and owner of Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, said: “The strategic cooperation with Teco 2030 will enable us to build world-class zero-emission vessels, realising the sustainability goals of our shipyards.”
Teco 2030, an Oslo HQ innovative engineering and equipment development company, has recently unveiled FCC 1600 Fuel Cell Container and the FCM 400 Fuel Cell Module.