Siemens Westinghouse Power Corp. (Orlando, FL) announced that it will build a $122.0 million fuel cell plant in the suburb of Munhall, PA. The plant could employ as many as 500 people. Groundbreaking is set for October 4, 2001, with plans for the plant to be fully operational by 2003.
The plant will produce fuel cells and combination fuel cell-turbines that could be used as self-contained electrical generators for buildings like hospitals, office towers and military installations. The combination fuel cell-turbines are about the size of a rail car; the cells alone are about half that size.