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Nedstack wins Chinese order for world’s first 2 MW PEM fuel cell power plant

The Dutch fuel cell technology company Nedstack has signed the final contract to deliver what will be the world’s first 2 MW PEM fuel cell power plant, which will be installed at a chemical plant in China.

Arnhem-based Nedstack fuel cell technology BV is to supply a 2 MW PEM fuel cell power plant for Ynnovate Sanzheng (Yingkou) Fine Chemicals Co Ltd in Yingkou, Liaoning Province, China.

This chemical facility produces ‘waste’ hydrogen as a by-product in the chlor-alkali process, which will in future be utilised onsite for the generation of 2 MW of electric power. Nedstack’s PEM power plant technology means that 20% of the customer’s energy consumption can be regained, with no greenhouse gas emissions.

Nedstack was the first to install a 1 MW PEM fuel cell power plant, for the Solvay chlorine plant in Antwerp-Lillo, Belgium in 2011, and continues to be a leader in the market for large-scale stationary PEM fuel cell applications.

Nedstack is working with Akzo Nobel Industrial Chemicals and industrial integrator MTSA Technopower in this project, with support from the European Union’s Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). A delegation of all parties involved attended the signing ceremony on 9 January in Shanghai.

Nedstack is an independent Dutch fuel cell manufacturer, which produces proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells for stationary applications such as telecom backup and PEM power plants, as well as for heavy-duty transportation. The company was founded in 1998 as a spin-off from Akzo Nobel.

Nedstack has deployed significant numbers of PEM fuel stacks around the world, gaining extensive experience on PEMFC operation for different applications, and demonstrating very long lifetimes for its products in PEMFC power plants.

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