Seoul, South Korea [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] UTC Power announced that Samsung Everland has purchased 12 of its PureCell 400-kilowatt (kW) fuel cell systems for installation at a GS Power plant in the Town of Anyang, just outside Seoul.
GS Power will use the electricity from the fuel cells to provide power for approximately five percent of Anyang’s population. The company expects the system to produce 40,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of total annual power output. The 4.8-megawatt plant will be operational in September of 2009 and will be one of the largest fuel cell installations in the world.
“This new 400 kW UTC Power fuel cell is being embraced by customers who want to improve their energy productivity, enhance their electrical infrastructure reliability and reduce their environmental impact. Korea is a key market for UTC Power and we are very pleased to be working with Samsung Everland,” said Jan van Dokkum, UTC Power’s president.
Earlier this year, Samsung Everland entered into an exclusive agreement with UTC Power to promote and distribute PureCell Model 400 systems in Korea with future plans to establish local service and manufacturing presence as demand for fuel cells grows.
UTC Power was also selected earlier this year by the New York Power Authority to provide 12 of the same PureCell Model 400 units for the Freedom Tower and three other new towers under construction at the World Trade Center site in New York.