Ballard To Power 7 Hydrogen-Run Trains Of Siemens Mobility

Highlights :

  • In addition to the initial order of 14 fuel cell modules, Siemens Mobility also signed a letter of intent with Ballard for the supply of 200 fuel cell modules totaling 40 MW over the next six years.
  • Siemens’ first order for a fleet of hydrogen-powered trains will enable emission-free rail transport on non-electrified routes in Germany.

Canada based Ballard Power Systems has said that it has received an order for 14 X 200 kW fuel cell modules from Siemens Mobility GmbH to power a fleet of seven Mireo Plus H passenger trains. Delivery of the 14 fuel cell modules is expected to start in 2023 with the fleet planned to be in service in Berlin-Brandenburg region in late 2024.

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Ballard said that in addition to the initial order of 14 fuel cell modules, Siemens Mobility also signed a letter of intent with Ballard for the supply of 200 fuel cell modules totaling 40 MW over the next six years, including a firm commitment on 100 of the fuel cell modules totaling 20MW. The modules will be used for Siemen’s Mireo Plus H trains.

David Mucciacciaro, Chief Commercial Officer, Ballard, stated, “This is a significant milestone for our multi-year collaboration efforts with Siemens Mobility and the future of zero-emission commuter rail in Europe. Our fuel cell technology is an ideal solution to support the heavy payload, long range and rapid refueling requirements of Siemen Mobility’s passenger train fleet. We look forward to our continued collaboration and are excited for the opportunity to support the Berlin and Brandenburg region’s first hydrogen powered rail network.”

Jochen Steinbauer, Platform Director, H2 Technologies at Siemens Mobility, said, “Our first order for a fleet of hydrogen-powered trains will enable emission-free rail transport on non-electrified routes in Germany. Our Mireo Plus H is a next-generation hydrogen train, featuring longer range, faster acceleration and state-of-the-art technologies, setting new standards in zero-emission passenger transport.”

Ballard Power Systems looks to deliver fuel cell power for a sustainable planet. Its zero-emission PEM fuel cells are enabling electrification of mobility, including buses, commercial trucks, trains, marine vessels, and stationary power.

Ballard, along with Neuman & Esser, have recently announced investments in Quantron AG as part of a financing round totaling up to EUR 50 million.

Ballard will also be delivering fuel cell module to Medha Servo Drives in India that is building the first Hydrogen-run train for the Indian Railways.

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