TECO 2030 and infrastructure contractor Implenia Norge AS have agreed to work together to build and test hydrogen-powered construction site solutions.
TECO 2030 will work with Implenia to build hydrogen-based construction-site power solutions.
“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.”
“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.”Tore Enger, CEO of TECO 2030 ASA.
“Implenia has ambitious sustainability goals for our operations, and we fully support the Norwegian government’s target of ensuring that all transport sector construction sites are fossil-free by 2025. Our cooperation with TECO 2030 is a key part of our strategic plan and corporate value of sustainability to contribute to reaching this goal.”Audun Aaland, CEO of Implenia Norge AS.
TECO 2030 and Implenia Norge AS have signed an agreement for the production and piloting of hydrogen-powered construction solutions. It spans five years and consists of three preliminary steps: project funding, product creation, and commercialization and use. The first fuel cell shipment is scheduled to arrive in January 2023. Implenia is investigating various financing options for the project and has applied for funding from the Norwegian state-owned company ENOVA.
The Norwegian government recently unveiled a new plan to ramp up efforts to reduce emissions from transportation-related construction sites, with the aim of making them all fossil-free by 2025. The strategy includes a proposal to participate in pilot projects and to use public procurement to achieve this goal.