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Ballard’s 200 kilowatt system, FCwave™, is designed to provide zero-emission power to marine vessels.  The culmination of product development and field experience based on more than 100 million kilometers of heavy-duty vehicle operation, Ballard’s FCwave™ fuel cell module is tested and certified by DNV for operation in marine environments. The module is scalable from 200 kilowatts to megawatts to suit a broad range of marine applications.


Key advantages of Ballard’s FCwaveTM Marine Module:

Low Life Cycle Cost

  • Low total-cost-of-ownership, achieved through product performance optimization, common components across product platforms and low maintenance requirements.

Modular, Scalable Power

  • Built in 200 kilowatt modules, FCwaveTM facilitates scalable power output and flexible integration onto the vessel. 
  • Extremely compact footprint, up to 1.2 MW (6 modules) on a single skid with less than 5.5M2 of floor space

Ease of Integration

  • The module is integrated into a clean-lined cabinet with easy access doors and all interfaces accessible from the front for service and maintenance.

Safe Operation

  • Designed hand-in-hand with industry to withstand the rigors of the marine environment and meet the most stringent safety standards.
  • FCwave™ includes a secondary protection barrier, which separates ATEX Zone Class 2 zones from non-hazardous zones. This means the entire installation room would not require a 'Hazardous Zone' classification
  • Certified to stationary fuel cell power generation requirements as per EU, ATEX and CSA standards

Technology Leadership

  • The same Ballard fuel cell technology powering FCwave™ is already proving itself in more than 3,000 fuel cell electric trucks and buses deployed in China, Europe and North America.

Key Features:

  • The first fuel cell marine product to receive Type Approval from DNV meeting stringent safety, functional, design and documentation requirements
  • Customizable power output from 200 kilowatts to megawatts
  • Flexible and modular design minimizes the space required in a vessel
  • Use proven components from Ballard's product portfolio to capitalize on high volume and lower cost
  • Remote monitoring and diagnostics

Contact one of our fuel cell experts to get information on Ballard's marine solutions. 


FCwave FC Power for Marine Vessels
FC solutions for zero emission marine vessels
FCwaveTM Specification Sheet

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