Commuter trains with fuel cells at Alstom Transport in Europe
Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, announced that it has signed a 10 year exclusive agreement to supply Alstom Transport* with hydrogen fuel cells for Regional Commuter Trains in Europe.
The agreement, valued at over €50 million, includes the supply of at least 200 engine systems along with service and maintenance as necessary over a 10 year period. Hydrogenics was selected by Alstom following a rigorous technical review process. The fuel cell systems, based on the Company’s Heavy-Duty HD series fuel cells, will be developed to meet European train compliance regulations. The first units are expected to be delivered in 2016 following prototype work slated for late 2015.
*Alstom Transport is a unit of Alstom, a France-based global leader in power generation, transmission and rail infrastructure. Its sales amounted to €6.2 billion for the year ended March 31, 2015 (about $6.8 billion).
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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King