TECO 2030 plans hydrogen-based fuel cell factory in Norway

Norway’s TECO 2030 has detailed plans to establish Norway’s first large-scale production of hydrogen-based fuel cells in Narvik in northern Norway.

Fuel cells convert hydrogen into electricity with water vapour and hot air as the only emissions. TECO 2030 is developing this technology for heavy transport, primarily shipping.

“We plan to establish a combined innovation center and factory in Narvik. The plant will be able to produce fuel cells with a capacity of more than one gigawatt per year, equivalent to several billion NOK of annual turnover,” said Tore Enger, CEO of TECO 2030.

Work on the new site is planned to start in 2021, and the first production is expected next year. Total investments of up to NOK1bn ($118m) are expected over a ten-year period.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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