With the delivery set to take place in both 2022 and 2023, the company will use the hydrogen fuel cell modules to match integration, testing, and deployment schedules.

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As part of the new order, Ballard will supply its new FCmove™-HD+ engines with these new units, which utilise hydrogen, being more compact and efficient than previous generations and showcasing the technological innovation of the company.

With this, Ballard is continually supporting the growing hydrogen community and is ensuring that more companies have access to hydrogen technologies in order to decarbonise.

Randy MacEwen, President & CEO of Ballard Power Systems, said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with this important strategic account where we are able to offer Ballard’s portfolio of leading fuel cell engines across a variety of off-road and stationary power applications.

“We see significant leverage in our business model where we use the same core competencies, the same core fuel cell technology, and, in some cases, the same fuel cell engines across different business verticals and geographic markets.

“Our latest FCmove™-HD+ demonstrates a significant improvement in our technology and highlights the pace at which our fuel cells are advancing and supporting the market need for zero-emission solutions.

“We are excited with increased customer and end-user engagement to decarbonise heavy-duty off-road mobility applications, such as mining equipment, as well as stationary power applications, such as critical back-up for data centres.

“We are well positioned to support decarbonisation of various hard-to-abate applications.”

Europe a ‘strategic’ market for Ballard Power Systems

Hot on the heels of construction to build a centre of excellence dedicated to fuel cell marine applications in Hobro, Denmark, Ballard Power Systems Europe is expanding again. Work is currently underway at the same site to extend Ballard’s existing facilities by around 470m2, and the new extension has been described as an “important step in the company’s focus on the European market” – a market which has resulted in significant growth and the creation of more jobs in recent years.

“Europe is a strategic market for Ballard,” Nina Caroline Hjorth, Director of Strategy & Market Development at Ballard Power Systems Europe, said. “It has strong drivers to support the development of our technology. And Europe is shifting away from fossil fuel-powered vehicles in general towards zero-emission transportation. That’s why it’s an obvious place to be focusing for company like us.”

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