HDF Energy inaugurates the world’s first high-power hydrogen fuel cell factory

By Drigo Sembiring

French firm HDF Energy announced the inauguration of the world's first plant to manufacture 1MW+ fuel cells in France. This industrial site is  dedicated to the decarbonization of heavy maritime and rail mobility, as well as the production of electricity for public power grids.

With 80% of its production destined for export, the factory is also stimulating the local economy by creating jobs, thereby contributing to the reindustrialization and industrial sovereignty of Europe, HDF Energy said.

The plant was inaugurated on Thursday 30th May 2024 in Blanquefort (near Bordeaux, France) by Damien Havard, CEO and founder of HDF Energy, and Hanane El Hamraoui, Deputy CEO and VP Industry, in the presence of local public authorities.

Read also: HDF to operate hydrogen power plant in Sumba next year

HDF Energy is a leading global player in the hydrogen industry, dedicated to developing large-scale hydrogen infrastructures and manufacturing high-power fuel cells.  Following its IPO in 2021, the company has expanded internationally to some thirty countries.

In Indonesia, HDF Energy through its unit PT HDF Energy Indonesia is planning to develop a hydrogen fuel cell hybrid power plant in Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara. The project will have a capacity of 10 MW during the day and 1.5 MW at night, with a target Commercial Operation Date (COD) in Q1 of 2025, Eniya Listiani Dewi, Director General of New and Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources said in April 2024.

Editing by Alexander Ginting

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