Production of TECO 2030’s first manual fuel cell stack has been completed in Narvik, Norway. The company’s initial fuel cell stack is a 100kW proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell stack that has been developed specifically for use within the maritime, heavy-duty, stationary and mobile power industries.
One of the first fuel cell stacks to be delivered will be an 800kW, land-based stationary fuel cell container to deliver renewable and zero-emission power at a construction site. This will be followed by the production of fuel cell stacks for the EU-funded Horizon Europe HyEkoTank vessel project. The maritime project will demonstrate a 2.4MW fuel cell system retrofitted on board a product tanker vessel owned by Tarbit Shipping.
Manufactured at the Innovation Center in Narvik, TECO’s 100kW fuel cell stacks have been optimized to deliver a high level of efficiency and durability. Furthermore, the fuel cell systems can be scaled and customized to meet differing customer power requirements.
“We are now making a transition into commercial production of the first fuel cell stacks at our own facility in Narvik. This is a big milestone, and I am grateful for what the team has achieved together with our strong partners. Today we can offer the first bottom-up-developed marine and heavy-duty PEM fuel cell technology,” said Tore Enger, group CEO at TECO 2030. “This brings us one step closer to cleaner operations in energy-intensive industries such as marine shipping, and mobile and stationary heavy-duty applications with a scalable plug-and-play solution ranging from 400kW and upward.”
TECO 2030 is currently building up its gigafactory for the production of hydrogen PEM fuel cell stacks and modules. With production capacity scheduled to increase through 2023 and early 2024, the company estimates it will have an output capacity of up to 120MW of fuel cells in 2024, 400MW in 2025 and 1.6GW by 2030.
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