The competition was hosted by The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany.

The TECO 2030 Power Barge provides ports and ships at berth with stable and constant zero emission energy supply, and is designed with a modular and scalable power output and hydrogen storage approach, which reduces operational risks, costs and footprint while increasing the energy efficiency.

Tore Enger, Group CEO of TECO 2030, said he was honoured and humbled to win the innovative concepts award, in front of leading industry players ABB OY and Hydrogen de France. “With this award, TECO 2030 proves its ability to develop leading maritime zero emission fuel cells solutions,” he said.

The ZeroEmission@Berth innovation competition was initiated by nine German ports in search of innovative alternatives to existing shore power systems and energy supply approaches for ships at berth, which can also contribute to reducing emissions while ships are at sea.

The seaports, represented by the respective port infrastructure companies, want to support shipping decarbonisation and enable vessels to berth without emissions.

Peter Moller, MCN Branch Manager, said the diverse approaches from all parts of the world surprised even the jury members, and prove that technology providers “are serious about decarbonisation in the maritime industry”.

TECO 2030 also came runner up in the ‘prototypes’ category for its TECO 2030 Fuel Cell Power Generator, and congratulated CMB Germany as this category’s winner.

The TECO 2030 Fuel Cell Power Generator is a complete hydrogen powered genset that can replace both on- and offshore fossil fuelled generators for shore power solutions, strengthen local grids, and provide emergency generators for data centres.