Friday, February 23, 2024

Norwegian startup launch a floating zero-emission power barge

TECO 2030, a Norwegian clean tech startup specializing in fuel cell systems for maritime applications, has launched a new product concept for its containerized fuel cells, the TECO 2030 Power Barge. This concept of a floating zero-emissions power barge could be a solution for places where the electrical grid is insufficient. Its versatility would allow for multiple applications.

This power barge comprises TECO 2030 fuel cell modules, batteries, power electronics, hydrogen storage, and a refueling solution. Safety- and automation systems would ensure that the floating power supply station stays risk-free. The concept forms a scalable multimegawatt solution for electricity production for shore power from hydrogen. It is also a scalable solution in terms of output for even more versatality.

The concept allows major benefits in terms of increased safety, reduced operational costs, reduced land area use, increased flexibility while also eliminating harmful emissions.

The TECO 2030 Power Barge would provide green shore power and also recharge ships at anchor. The goal is to reduce and eliminate as much as possible toxic emissions along the coastlines and in ports.

“The floating and mobile solution for shore power in locations with insufficient electrical grid and for ships at anchor will become a game changer in reducing and eliminating harmful emissions along our coastlines and in ports. Fuel Cells can be used for almost any application and infrastructure solutions where power generation is needed,” said Tore Enger, Group CEO of TECO 2030.

The concept is in line with the European Commission’s proposal launched to make available over 5 billion euros for European transport infrastructure projects. The funding will support projects across all EU Member States along the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), a network of railways, roads, inland waterways, ports and motorways of the sea that connect Europe.

The TECO 2030 Fuel Cell Generator is a complete hydrogen powered genset that can replace both on- and offshore fossil fueled generators for shore power solutions, strengthening of local grids, emergency generators for data centers and more.