Ballard Power Systems 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 the Berlin-Brandenburg region in late 2024.
Ballard-Siemens PRIn addition to the initial order of 14 fuel cell modules, Siemens Mobility also signed a letter of intent with Ballard to supply 200 fuel cell modules totalling 40 MW over the next six years, including a firm commitment on 100 of the fuel cell modules totalling 20MW. The modules will be used for Siemen’s Mireo Plus H trains.
The Mireo Plus H is a next-generation hydrogen train featuring a longer range, faster acceleration and state-of-the-art technologies, setting new standards in zero-emission passenger transport. This is a significant milestone for Ballard multi-year collaboration efforts with Siemens Mobility and the future of zero-emission commuter rail in Europe.
David Mucciacciaro, Ballard CCO, said, “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.”
Jochen Steinbauer, Platform Director H2 Technologies at Siemens Mobility, said, “first order for a fleet of hydrogen-powered trains will enable emission-free rail transport on non-electrified routes in Germany.”