Edinburgh-based fuel cell integration specialist Logan Energy Ltd has announced a new contract to install a 300 kW stationary fuel cell power plant at the 20 Fenchurch Street office development in the City of London.
The installation will support London’s deployment of decentralized energy to develop a more sustainable, secure, cost-effective and low to zero carbon energy supply in the capital.
Known as the ‘Walkie Talkie’, the 38 storey, 690,000 square foot office building is being jointly developed by Canary Wharf Group plc and Land Securities plc and is set to open in early 2014. The building boasts a distinctive design that sees it widen as its height increases, providing a smaller footprint and correspondingly larger outdoor space at street level with additional floor space for lease on the upper floors.
The Direct FuelCell® (DFC®), which will be installed in 2013, will provide electricity, high temperature heat to an absorption chiller to provide cooling, and low temperature heat for space and domestic water heating in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) configuration.
The DFC300-EU, which will be supplied by German-based Fuel Cell Energy Solutions, is well-suited to such a highly populated area and brings several key benefits, including reduced pollution and quiet operation technology.
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