Ballard Power Systems has received an order for a fuel cell system from CrossWind, a joint-venture between Shell and Eneco, which will be integrated into the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind project.
The project, located off the coast of the Netherlands, will have a capacity of 759MW and generate at least 3.3TWh per year, enough renewable power to supply the equivalent of more than 1m Dutch households with green electricity.
CrossWind, targeting launch at the end of this year, intends to use various new technologies to manage the intermittent wind power generation, including the use of water electrolysis to convert wind power into green hydrogen for energy storage. Ballard’s hydrogen fuel cells will use the green hydrogen as fuel to regenerate stable and dispatchable power.
Ballard will supply a containerised fuel cell power solution with a peak power capacity of 1MW, with delivery expected in 2024. This is Ballard’s second stationary power project deployed in Europe for peak shaving power generation applications.
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