FuelCell Energy has announced it is temporarily suspending operations at its Torrington, Connecticut, facility following the coronavirus outbreak.

The manufacturing facility is anticipated to remain closed through 20th April, although construction and maintenance of the company’s project in the field are currently ongoing.

FuelCell Energy has said it will continue to comply with state, federal and international regulations that dictate any additional actions the company may be called upon to take in response to COVID-19.

“FuelCell Energy has taken these steps to prioritise the health and well-being of our team members, our corporate community and the communities where our team members live,” said Jason Few, President and CEO of FuelCell Energy.

“During unprecedented and uncertain times like these, we felt it imperative to act quickly to promote not only compliance with evolving regulations but demonstrate leadership and social responsibility with regard to the well-being of our people and communities.”

“We know companies all across the state are facing difficult decisions as they deal with the impact of the virus,” said David Lehman, Commissioner of the Connecticut DECD.