TECO 2030 LAUNCHES SHORE POWER BARGE CONCEPT

Sep 16, 2022 | Marine environment & clean shipping news

Norwegian company Teco 2030 has applied its containerised fuel cell technology to a design for a floating barge to provide shore power to ships in port.

The solution comprises Teco 2030 fuel cell modules, batteries, power electronics, safety and automation systems, hydrogen storage, and a refuelling system. The concept forms a scalable multi-megawatt solution for electricity production for shore power from hydrogen.

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

Tore Enger, Group CEO, Teco 2030, said: “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.”

Overall, the concept is in line with the EC proposal launched on 14 September 2022, to make available over €5bn 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 rail, inland waterways, ports, and roads that connect Europe.

The Teco 2030 Fuel Cell Generator is a complete hydrogen powered genset that can replace both on- and offshore fossil fuelled generators for shore power and other applications.

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