FuelCell Energy, Inc., the US-based provider of clean fuel cell solutions for the supply, recovery and storage of energy, has revealed plans for a 20MW fuel cell project with Korea Southern Power Company (KOSPO).

The SureSource 3000™ power plants will cleanly produce electricity and thermal energy to support a district heating system. Construction is expected to begin in 2017 and the facility operational in 2018. Hanyang Industrial Development Company (HYD) will provide the engineering, procurement and construction services for the project.

The fuel cell plants will be installed adjacent to the existing 1.8 gigawatt Sinincheon combined cycle power plant that is owned by KOSPO and located in Incheon, South Korea.

FuelCell Energy is selling the 20MW of fuel cell power plants and expects to operate and maintain the installation under a 20-year service agreement. Shipments will begin during the Company’s fourth quarter of 2017 and conclude in early fiscal year 2018. Product revenue will begin to be recognised in the Company’s fourth quarter of 2017 with product revenue recognition continuing into fiscal year 2018.

Ui Seob Shin, Director New Business Development Office at KOSPO, said, “We are focused on providing reliable and clean energy to our customers. The clean and predictable power generation profile of fuel cells is consistent with meeting our objectives.”

Young Jin Park, Executive Director Infra-Structure Division at HYD, added, “We are pleased to be working with FuelCell Energy and KOSPO on this important project. Fuel Cell power plants have high power density that do not use much land and we expect to install these fairly quickly, which is somewhat unique for MW-scale power generation.”

Chip Bottone, President and CEO at FuelCell Energy, commented, “This is the first fuel cell project for KOSPO and we are pleased that the value proposition of our SureSource solutions meets the exacting needs of KOSPO, one of Korea’s largest utilities. Our multi MW, scalable easy-to-site clean energy solutions are well-suited for utility-scale applications such as this project.”