FuelCell Energy Receives DFC Component Order from MTU

October 03, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCE, Danbury, CT) announced that its European strategic partner, MTU CFC Solutions GmbH (a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler), placed a new order for the company's Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) components for three new sub-megawatt carbonate fuel cell power plants. Delivery is expected in late 2004 and early 2005. Announcements of individual power plant sites utilizing the DFC stacks will be forthcoming, with each customer's request and authorization.

MTU's branded carbonate fuel cell power plant, the HotModule®, is based on FuelCell Energy's DFC technology and utilizes fuel cells manufactured by FuelCell Energy's Connecticut manufacturing facility. MTU is currently operating eight HotModules in Germany and Spain, and two additional German units completed field trial programs.

"MTU CFC Solutions continues to demonstrate success by operating flexible, high-temperature, carbonate fuel cell power plants at European customer sites," said FuelCell Energy Chairman and CEO Jerry Leitman. "This new order from MTU, plus the additional siting announcements announced by MTU and its strategic partner, RWE Fuel Cells, is evidence of a growing interest in clean and efficient onsite power for commercial and industrial customers."