The largest hydrogen fuel cell installation in the UK has arrived at the under-construction Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC). The cells, which will deliver clean, sustainable and reliable energy for the £333million new facility, will have a total electrical output of 1.4MW, which is on a par with the largest fuel cell installations in Europe. UK energy engineering specialist Doosan Babcock has supplied three cells which will provide an independent source of dependable, affordable, low-emission heat and power for the 150-acre site. It is claimed the move reinforces Aberdeen’s status as Europe’s Energy Capital as well as underlining the city’s commitment to rebalancing the economy with a focus on energy transition. Aberdeen City Council co-Leader councillor Jenny Laing said: “The arrival of the hydrogen fuel cells at the new AECC is another great step forward for the development and is part of our ongoing commitment to use green technologies at the site. “The fuel cells are building on Aberdeen City Council’s Hydrogen Strategy and enhances the city’s reputation for energy innovation including renewable and low carbon energy.” Nick Harris, Scottish Director at development partner Henry Boot said: “The energy centre is just one example of how this flagship project is harnessing the latest technology to ensure the new AECC will be one of the most outstanding, modern and sustainable venues in the UK. “The energy centre is a hybrid combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) installation, which will provide the venue and hotels with heat, power and cooling, while delivering greater efficiency and environmental benefits.”

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Published: 14 November 2017