The modular and universally applicable systems will be integrated as components into Wilo’s planned H₂Powerplant.

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia and city of Dortmund issued the official building permit in spring 2022.

In the first step, the pilot project will initially serve as an emergency power respectively emergency grid supply for the company headquarters ‘Wilopark’ in the south of the Ruhr metropolis, which was inaugurated in 2021.

HyFrame® has also been modified by name for stationary applications, for example as an emergency power source in road tunnels.

Proton Motor Fuel Cell also accompanies the commissioning of the three systems with engineering know-how.

CEO Dr. Faiz Nahab said the powerful hydrogen fuel cells will meet demand for decentralised and decarbonised energy supply.

Last year, it released HyShelter®, the fuel cell solution for the world’s first hydrogen-powered rail milling train and HyShip® drive component for the new zero-emission ship type (ZEUS).