ITM Power, the energy storage and clean fuel company is pleased to announce that the plant supplied to the Thüga Group has now completed its formal acceptance testing.

As previously reported on, 30th September 2013, the company announced that its Power-to-Gas (P2G) plant had been delivered to the site in Frankfurt am Main on time. In addition, on December 4th 2013 ITM Power reported that the unit had been successfully integrated with the gas mixing equipment and that for the first time in Germany, and ahead of schedule, hydrogen had been injected into the German gas distribution grid. The company can now report the achievement of the following items:

1. CE conformance for the integrated electrolyser system

2. Functional acceptance testing completed

3. The granting of the Permit to Operate

Achievement of CE Conformance required generation of detailed documentation in addition to a series of tests witnessed by an appropriate Notified Body. Functional testing involved agreement and execution of a suite of tests which together challenged the electrolyser against each aspect of its specification. These tests were undertaken by ITM Power in collaboration with Thüga Group. The Permit to Operate was granted in two stages by TÜV Hessen following three detailed on-site audits of the electrolyser and gas mixing plant in the Schielestraße, Frankfurt.

Phil Doran, MD of ITM Power GMBH commented, “ITM Power is delighted to have collaborated so effectively with the project partners and to have achieved all the important project milestones within and often ahead of time. We are looking forward to developing further our productive partnerships in Germany.”