Largest fuel cell installation in the UK at new AECC
Press Release: Doosan Babcock
Doosan Babcock are executive members of the Hydrogen Hub
The new £333million Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) is to have the largest fuel cell installation in the UK and on a par with the largest in Europe, it was revealed today.
UK energy engineering specialist Doosan Babcock is to supply the low emission fuel cells after a ground-breaking deal that will see the creation of a dedicated on-site Energy Centre to provide power, heat, and cooling to the new world-class AECC.
Providing a total electrical output of 1.4MW, the AECC Energy Centre will also reinforce Aberdeen’s status as Europe’s Energy Capital.
Aberdeen City Council Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said: “I am delighted that Doosan Babcock are to provide such an innovative part of the new AECC.
The new AECC will be a modern and fit-for-purpose facility, attracting bigger names in entertainment and more major international events and conferences to the north-east, so it is fitting that it will be leading in fuel cell technology.
“The venue will be a fantastic asset for Aberdeen as part of the City Council’s Strategic Infrastructure Plan, and it is great that such an experienced company in Doosan Babcock will be a part of our city’s future.”
Doosan Babcock Chief Executive Officer Andrew Hunt said: “We are thrilled to be involved in such an exciting and transformative project.
“The AECC and Energy Centre will contribute in multiple ways to Scotland’s economy and environment, as well as providing a pioneering example of how cities and businesses can effectively meet environmental targets.
“We look forward to working with FES and the Robertson Group in delivering an innovative and practical energy solution for the AECC.”
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