TECO 2030 to cooperate with OTD on maritime cleantech

TECO 2030 has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Singapore’s Offshore Technology Development (OTD) on the provision of TECO 2030’s cleantech for the maritime industry.

TECO 2030 to cooperate with OTD on maritime cleantech
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As part of the agreement, OTD will be able to offer TECO 2030’s cleantech products, such as hydrogen fuel cells, carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions and exhaust gas cleaning systems, to its clients within the maritime sector.

TECO 2030 will provide technical support and services, and training to OTD personnel, and will cooperate with and support OTD in all handling of its solutions. 

OTD is Keppel Offshore & Marine’s technology arm specialising in modern offshore platforms and critical equipment which support the oil and gas, marine, and offshore wind industries.

Tore Enger, CEO of TECO 2030 ASA, says:

“We are delighted that OTD has chosen to work with our cleantech products in their efforts to help their clients within the maritime industry to reduce their environmental and climate impacts.”

Hydrogen fuel cells convert hydrogen into electricity while emitting nothing but water vapour and warm air.

The TECO 2030 Marine Fuel Cell is the first fuel cell system in the world that is specifically designed for use onboard ships and on other heavy-duty applications. It is being developed by TECO 2030 in cooperation with the Austrian powertrain technology company AVL.

By exchanging one or more of their engines with a TECO 2030 Marine Fuel Cell, ships can switch from fossil fuels to hydrogen and reduce their emissions to zero. They can then sail emissions-free either on the whole journey or on shorter distances, such as when sailing into and out of ports.

Hydrogen fuel cells can also be used during port-stay, loading and discharging, enabling zero-emission operation at berth, without having to connect the ship to an onshore power supply.

TECO 2030 has received an “Approval in Principle” (AiP) by DNV, one of the world’s leading classification and certification bodies, for its Marine Fuel Cell System and its Fuel Cell Module FCM400, confirming that these are safe to use onboard ships.