TECO 2030 has received approval in principle (AiP) for its hydrogen fuel cell system and three versions of its fuel cell module FCM400, the clean tech company confirmed today (Oct 4).
Awarded by classification and certification body DNV, AiP highlights that TECO 2030’s hydrogen fuel cell technology complies with the applicable rules and regulations, codes and standards.
On the recognition, Tore Egner, CEO of TECO 2030, “The AiP by DNV marks another important milestone for use in our development of zero-emission solutions for the maritime industry. By giving us AiP, DNV clearly states that our hydrogen fuel cell system and the fuel cell modules are safe to use.”
TECO 2030’s marine fuel cell is believed to be the first fuel cell system in the world that is specifically designed for use onboard ships and on other heavy-duty applications, with a capacity of 400kW.
The company’s fuel cell module FCM400 encloses a low temperature proton exchange membrane (PEM) system and was developed in collaboration with Austrian powertrain technology company AVL.
On the technology received AiP, Olaf Drews, Head of Machinery and Piping Systems at DNV Maritime, said, “We are very pleased to be working with TECO 2030 on this important project.
“For novel technologies, like fuel cells, having class involvement can be vital in building market confidence. We are continually working to provide practical solutions to enable their uptake and were the first classification society to publish rules for fuel cells in 2008.
“This certificate confirms the basic suitability of TECO’s fuel cell systems for marine applications.”
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Back in March, H2 View spoke exclusively with Tore Enger, CEO of TECO 2030 to find out more about the gigafactory.
This time last week, TECO 2030 unveiled further plans for Norway’s first-ever gigafactory. Today, H2 View sits down with the company’s CEO Tore Enger to find out more about the major development that is set to transform the hydrogen-powered marine industry.
Confirming Narvik as the gigafactory’s new home, TECO 2030 said it hopes to transform the municipality into Norway’s hydrogen capital. To make this goal a reality, the company is promising a lot of jobs, with 500 set to be created during pilot production and full-scale industrial production.
TECO 2030 expects to invest a total of approximately NOK 1bn into the facility over a ten-year period. During this development phase, the site will be able to reach its full potential, producing fuel cells with a capacity of more than one gigawatt per year.
Read the full exclusive here.