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Dantherm Power wins order for 30 fuel cell telecom backup power systems in India

Dantherm Power has received an initial purchase order from Delta Power Solutions, for 30 fuel cell backup power systems to be installed at telecom service sites in India by the end of 2011.

Dantherm Power – the Danish backup power company within PEM fuel cell manufacturer Ballard Power Systems – has received an initial purchase order from Delta Power Solutions (India) Pvt Ltd. The 2 kW-rated DBX2000 fuel cell systems will be delivered in India and installed at sites of a major telecom service provider by year-end.

‘This initial sale under our collaboration agreement with Delta establishes a key beachhead for us in India,’ says John Sheridan, President and CEO of Canadian-based Ballard Power Systems.

‘Delta is a leading player in the India telecommunications market, and our strategic partnership provides important opportunities for sales of cost-effective, clean fuel cell products in the fast growing India telecom marketplace.’

The hydrogen fuel cell solutions will be integrated by Delta, along with its Site Management & Control System (SMCS), and deployed at telecom customer sites in India.

Delta Power Solutions is responsible for installation, commissioning, maintenance, and management of the deployments. Network sites will also be remotely monitored by Delta’s Network Operations Centre (NOC).

Ballard FCgen®-1020ACS PEM fuel cell stacks are integrated by Dantherm Power into its line of DBX systems. These systems are installed as an alternative to traditional power generators – such as lead-acid batteries and diesel generators – at telecom network sites, including wireless network base stations.

In the event of a grid power failure, the reliability and rapid startup of fuel cell powered DBX systems ensure seamless, uninterrupted service to telecom customers.

Dantherm Power recently won an order to supply Anglo American Platinum with a 150 kW hydrogen fuel cell generator – based on the DBX5000 fuel cell system – and associated engineering services, for deployment at a mining operation in South Africa.

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