VANCOUVER, CANADA – Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced that a 100-kilowatt FCveloCity® fuel cell engine the Company has sold and delivered to ABB Marine & Ports Finland (“ABB”; www.abb.com/marine) is on display and also being utilized for onsite power at a Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. event (“Royal Caribbean”; www.rclcorporate.com) being held today and tomorrow at the Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn, New York (http://duggalgreenhouse.com).
The Royal Caribbean event involves the demonstration of leading edge technologies currently being used by that company. These technologies include robotics, computer technology and energy efficiency technology.
Many port cities around the globe are seeking ways to reduce marine vessel emissions and fuel cells provide an attractive option for this need by delivering zero emission energy. Following the event in Brooklyn, New York, ABB intends to install and test the Ballard FCveloCity® fuel cell engine and related hydrogen storage system aboard a ship. The initial focus will be to deliver energy for hotel loads needed during port operations, with longer term plans focusing on evaluating the use of fuel cells for propulsion systems.
Rob Campbell, Ballard Chief Commercial Officer said, “We are very pleased that Ballard fuel cell technology has been chosen by ABB for this project. ABB is a market leader in marine solutions and the marine market is a new and exciting opportunity for Ballard in the expanding use of our fuel cells for heavy duty power applications.”
Ballard is working on a number of market initiatives to provide zero emission modular megawatt scalable fuel cell solutions for the marine market.
To the shipping industry, ABB Marine & Ports offers an extensive portfolio of integrated marine systems and solutions that improve flexibility, reliability and energy efficiency of vessels. Click here to access ABB's press release.
About Ballard Power Systems
Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) provides clean energy products that reduce customer costs and risks, and helps customers solve difficult technical and business challenges in their fuel cell programs. To learn more about Ballard, please visit www.ballard.com.
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