Norwegian hydrogen fuel cell company Teco 2030 has signed a five-year cooperation agreement with Swiss infrastructure contractor Implenia Norge AS to pilot hydrogen powered construction sites in Norway.
It follows Norway’s mandate that transport construction sites be fossil free by 2025.
Teco 30, which is developing hydrogen fuel cells for ships, said the first fuel cell delivery is planned to take place in January 2023.Â
Last month the company announced plans to set up giga factory to make its fuel cells in Narvik, northern Norway.Â
Implenia is currently involved in a number of large infrastructure projects in Norway including Oslo’s new metro line, the Fornebubanen.
It is looking into financing options for the construction fuel cell project and has applied for funding from the Norwegian state enterprise, Enova.
The Norwegian government has mandated that transport sector construction sites should be fossil-free by 2025, and will use public procurement to meet the target,
"The construction of roads, tunnels, bridges and other transport infrastructure has until now largely relied on diesel as an energy source. This is not in line with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and has to change," said Tore Enger, chief executive of Teco 2030.
"Our fuel cells can be used for large ships and other heavy-duty applications, such as powering the equipment used at construction sites. We are very pleased that an industry leader like Implenia chose to cooperate with Teco 2030 to develop and pilot the fuel cells they need to reach their climate goals," Enger added.
Image: From ships to construction sites: Teco 30’s visualisation of one of its Fuel Cell Containers under development