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SFC Energy: Simark Controls receives biggest follow-up order to date for turnkey EFOY power solution

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  • North American Energy Producer places biggest EFOY Pro follow-up order in the history of SFC Energy: EFOY ProCabinet fuel cell solar hybrid solutions are used as power source for off-grid well-pads, enabling over 90% CO2 equivalent emission reductions.
  • Thanks to high energy density they feature major logistics benefits, eliminating the need for costly trips to the remote sites in inclement weather and winter.
  • Fuel cell is hybridised with solar power, ensuring ultimate power reliability and system autonomy.
  • Follow-up order amounts to approx. CAD 1.2 million.

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 follow-up order for turnkey EFOY ProCabinet hybrid solutions and SCADAPack panels from a leading North American Energy Producer. The follow-up order amounts to approx. CAD 1.2 million

Simark’s EFOY Pro hybrid solutions are used to power the customer’s SCADA instrumentation and electrical-chemical injection pumps in the Montney and Duvernay formations in Western Canada. Simark customised the turnkey EFOY ProCabinet Hybrid solutions to easily integrate into the customer’s existing communication and control infrastructure at the sites.

The customer selected the hybrid power solution also based on their commitment to reduce emissions and protect the environment by implementing new sustainable technologies. The environmentally friendly fuel cell/solar hybrid power supply replaces conventional gas generators and thus enables over 90% of CO2 equivalent emission reductions.

“While ultimate off-grid power reliability is still the major concern of oil & gas producers, environmental considerations are becoming more and more important,” says Derek L’Hirondelle, Vice President of Process Automation & Energy at Simark Controls. “Hybrid fuel cell/solar power solutions offer both: As long as there is sunshine, the solar module will deliver the power. In foul weather or in winter, when there is not enough power from the sun, the fuel cell automatically switches on and bridges the power gap – environmentally friendly, silently and reliably.”

“This is our biggest EFOY Pro oil & gas order to date, it confirms again our strategy to offer fuel cells as reliable, lower cost and ecological off-grid power source to the oil & gas industry. We are especially proud because it is a follow-up order,” says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy. “We won this order because our hybrid systems fully convinced the customer with their reliability and major emission, cost and logistic savings.”

Hybrid solar/fuel cell solutions also feature attractive logistics and operations cost savings over conventional power supplies: Many roads to the remote well-pads are banned in spring due to treacherous conditions during seasonal snow melt. The high energy density of the fuel enables ultra-long power autonomy, eliminating the need for costly trips to the sites.

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