Simark Controls Ltd., a subsidiary of SFC Energy, leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, has received a new EFOY Pro fuel cell order from a new major energy customer: The Canadian oil & gas producer will use the fuel cells to power their off-grid control and monitoring equipment throughout Canada. The order amounts to approx. CAD 0,4 million.
In the past, the oil producer had to use standalone solar modules or thermoelectric generators (TEGs). Both technologies have serious disadvantages in cold temperatures and harsh weather conditions which can result in power interruptions and system downtime. SFC’s hybridized solar/fuel cell power systems eliminate these reliability issues and provide a robust streamlined solution for dependable 24/7 asset operation regardless of weather conditions.
“The performance and dependability of our hybrid fuel cell systems are only two reasons why we won this order. Cost savings and environmental friendliness are just as important,” explains Derek L’Hirondelle, Vice President Instrumentation, Automation & Energy at Simark Controls. “With the fuel cell, operators of off-grid equipment can reduce their yearly OPEX costs by up to 90 %, due to the reliability of our product and the very high energy density and efficiency of the fuel. And our fuel cell solution is also super eco-friendly: It produces no harmful emissions, compared to TEGs.”
Simark delivers the EFOY Pro fuel cell in a variety of fully integrated plug & play hybrid solutions, engineered to customer specifications. Top sellers in the Simark portfolio are customized EFOY ProCabinets for stand-alone operation of remote SCADA, wellhead or telecommunication tower equipment, and mobile EFOY ProTrailers for security, surveillance and public events applications.
“We are very proud to have won another new oil & gas customer”, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy. “This new order clearly demonstrates the many performance, environmental, and logistics benefits our hybrid fuel cell systems bring to remote oil & gas operations. Based on the increasing momentum of the industry, we expect further acceleration of interest in our fuel cell solutions.”