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Weichai-Ballard JV makes MEA order for fuel cell vehicles in China

Weichai-Ballard JV makes MEA order for fuel cell vehicles in China

Ballard Power Systems has received a purchase order valued at $19.2m for Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEAs) that will power fuel cell electric vehicles in China.

The order from Weichai Ballard Hy-Energy Technologies Co., Ltd. (Weichai-Ballard JV) is under a long-term MEA supply agreement and is expected to be delivered in 2020.

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“We have a simple shared vision with Weichai Power for our Weichai-Ballard JV – to create the leading fuel cell stack and module technology and manufacturing operation in China for buses, commercial trucks and forklifts,” said Randy MacEwen, Ballard President and CEO

“In 2019, together with Weichai, we staffed up the JV, co-developed fuel cell products for the China market, substantially completed construction for the JV manufacturing facility, progressed on our manufacturing equipment, processes and automation, initiated localisation of the supply chain, and supported initial vehicle testing.”

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