Ballard Power Systems wins order for a fuel cell system to CrossWind

CrossWind farm

CrossWind, a joint-venture between Shell and Eneco, will integrate the Ballard fuel cell system in the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind project located off the coast of the Netherlands.

The Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind project will have a capacity of 759 MW to generate at least 3.3 TWh per year — enough renewable power to supply the equivalent of more than 1 million households in the Netherlands.

CrossWind aims to use various new technologies to manage the intermittent wind power generation, including the use of water electrolysis to convert wind power into green hydrogen for energy storage. Ballard’s hydrogen fuel cells will utilize the green hydrogen as fuel to regenerate stable and dispatchable power.

Ballard will supply a containerized fuel cell power solution with a peak power capacity of 1 MW, with delivery expected in 2024. This is Ballard’s second stationary power project deployed in Europe for peak shaving power generation applications.