TECO 2030’s new factory in Narvik, Norway. Photo: TECO 2030

NCE Maritime CleanTech is happy to announce two new cluster partners: TECO 2030 and Bergen Bunkers. Both companies add valuable knowledge and networks to the cluster.

About Bergen Bunkers:
Bergen Bunkers AS is an international trading company trading bunkers and lubricants to Norwegian and foreign vessels world-wide. Their clients are Norwegian and other international oil companies as well as the smaller independent suppliers. Through their worldwide network of contacts, they are able to supply bunkers and lubricants in most ports of the world. Now Bergen Bunkers is looking forward to being a part of the green maritime shift:

— We experience a large interest in environmentally friendly maritime fuels, therefore it was natural for us to join the NCE Maritime CleanTech cluster to gain and share knowledge concerning this topic. Also, we believe that our experience from operations in the deep-sea sector will be a valuable addition to the cluster, says Therese Westgaard, CFO in Bergen Bunkers.

About TECO 2030:
TECO 2030 was founded to tackle one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time: How to combine growing global shipping volumes with reduced emissions. The Group is currently offering its TECO 2030 Future Funnel to the shipping market, an emission reduction system that reduces the impact from particles such as SOx, NOx, PM, BC and CCS. The Group is also offering ballast water treatment systems from various providers with different water treatment technologies.

— TECO 2030’s main goal is to significantly increase the use of renewable energy. We believe that the shipping industry can move to zero emissions by implementing new technologies, with hydrogen-based fuel cells as the ultimate solution. Our slogan is: TECO 2030 – powering the maritime industry’s transition to decarbonization, says CEO in TECO 2030, Tore Enger.

Based on this strategy TECO 2030 recently announced the opening of a hydrogen fuel cell factory in Narvik, Norway, which will serve as a competence hub gathering stakeholders from academia, the public sector, and the maritime industry.

— We believe that collaboration and knowledge sharing play a vital role if you want to reduce as much emissions as possible. The end-users need to be close to the researchers and developers to succeed. We are excited to join the NCE Maritime Cluster, and we invite interested cluster partners to contact us if they want to be part of this project, says Enger.