TECO 2030 is a Norwegian company dedicated to the engineering and development of hydrogen equipment, which has set itself to significantly increase the use of electric propulsion systems powered by fuel cells. A company that has signed its first contract for the electrification of a ship.
The TECO marine fuel cell system is a PEM module of more than 1 MW specifically designed for medium and large marine applications. A design that comes after 20 years of work that, thanks to signing with a shipping company whose name has not yet been published, will allow the company to develop its first fully functional and commercial system.
TECO technology is based on a system with a modular design that allows the configuration of the system that can reach a scale of megawatts of power according to the client’s needs.
In this case, the signed agreement will involve the delivery of a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell capable of reaching 1.2 MW, which is also installed in a container that makes it more easily transportable and installed simply and fast due to its compact size.
Thanks to this, operators will be able to transform from tugboats, dredgers, passenger and cargo ships, and leave behind their combustion systems and electrify their movements with a hydrogen system whose range can be adapted simply by adding more or less hydrogen tanks.
Unfortunately, there is not much data from this first TECO project, which will serve as a commercial starting point for a hydrogen technology that could have a significant market niche in heavy transport, such as maritime, to eliminate thousands of highly efficient systems pollutants. All are taking advantage of today’s ships, allowing you to reduce your emissions footprint further.