Norway’s first large-scale fuel cell production facility could be operational by 2022.
TECO 2030 today (17th Feb) said that it is looking to construct the major facility to form the heart of hydrogen-powered ships and other heavy-duty installations.
Fuel cell development at the site will be carried out in collaboration with Austrian engineering company AVL.
As well as bringing 20 years of experience and more than 150 patents within the fuel cell industry, AVL will also contribute to the planning and construction of the factory.
Sharing further details of the facility, Tore Enger, CEO of TECO 2030, added, “Our ambition is to build an advanced innovation centre combined with a giga factory, meaning that we will produce fuel cells with a capacity of 1200 megawatts, or 1.2 gigawatt, per year.”
“This corresponds to several hundred million EUR in annual turnover. This will be the first volume production of fuel cells in Norway and a hub for the Norwegian hydrogen industry.”
“Fuel cells convert hydrogen into electricity with water vapor as the only emission. We are optimising fuel cells from the bottom up for heavy-duty marine use.”
“We combine a best-in- class fuel cell solution with a long history of being a trusted engineering partner to leading companies in the global maritime industry.”