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Industry first: Industrial hydrogen fuel cell system to provide heat and power to construction site

Industry first: Industrial hydrogen fuel cell system to provide heat and power to construction site

As part of what is thought to be a world first for the construction industry, Siemens Energy has installed a zero emission hydrogen fuel cell to provide off grid power to National Grid’s Viking Link construction site.

Installed last month, the hydrogen fuelled critical power system will provide 250kVA of standard three phase, 400V electrical power and up to 80kW of heating to around 20 cabins, a drying room and six electric car vehicle charging points located across the construction village.

Off grid power is critical at the site as it will not have any grid connection for six to eight months.

The fuel cell system, piloted by Siemens at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2019, was further developed by Siemens Energy’s partner, GeoPura, and uses the waste heat, which is usually lost from the fuel cell’s cooling system.

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