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19.06.2017

Canadian subsidiary Simark Controls partners with KNS Communications for powering high performance wireless networks

Simark Controls Ltd., a subsidiary of SFC Energy, partners with KNS Communications, Denver, CO, USA for the distribution of SFC Energy’s EFOY Pro fuel cells in critical off grid applications.

KNS Communications use the EFOY Pro fuel cells as an off-grid power source for engineered, high performance, outdoor wireless networks in the most demanding mining, oil and gas, agriculture, public safety, utilities, higher education and government communication environments. The fuel cells are hybridized with solar to ensure ultimate reliability: When solar is unable to deliver enough power, the fuel cell automatically switches on and compensates for the shortfall in energy ensuring the battery bank always remains sufficiently charged to provide power for the off-grid equipment. Large oversized solar arrays and battery banks are avoided and the reliability of the system is increased significantly with years of fuel autonomy versus the traditional few days of battery autonomy.

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19.06.2017

Successful participation at the OSTAR 2017

The winner of the OSTAR 2017 has been identified. We congratulate Andrea Mura to his great success and unique achievement as singlehanded yachtsman. He is one of only two skippers who has won two singlehanded transatlantic (OSTAR) races. The Trans-Atlantic Race OSTAR is an east-to-west yacht race across the North Atlantic. Every four years the OSTAR race starts from Plymouth to Rhode Island. Andrea Mura sailed with the EFOY COMFORT on board of his Vento di Sardegna. Congratulations to his great achievement!

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30.05.2017

SFC Energy receives German Federal Army order for the extension of their portable MKEV energy supply

SFC Energy AG announces the receipt of an order by the German Federal Army for an extension of the portable MKEV 100 (German: Mobile Kleinstenergieversorgung 100) power supply. The new demonstrator prototype significantly increases energy flexibility and autonomy with an external tank and improved communication functions. The total order amount is EUR 160,000.

With 100 W continuous power the new power supply features four times the performance of SFC Energy’s MKEV 25, which the Federal Army already uses in their missions. As in all fully integrated SFC power solutions, the integrated hybrid battery covers peak power demands. The new functional demonstrator comes with two portable JENNY fuel cells and SFC Energy’s innovative Power Management. Depending on their individual power demands, users can choose between JENNY 1200 and JENNY 600S fuel cell.

MKEV 100 is housed in a weatherproof case and can also be used underground in undercover missions. Different fuel cartridge sizes can be used with an additional external cartridge connector. This set-up ensures autonomous power availability up to several weeks in a wide variety of mission scenarios.

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16.05.2017

Canadian subsidiary Simark Controls receives CAD 1.4 million follow up order from Oil Producer

Simark Controls Ltd., a subsidiary of SFC Energy, has received a major follow-up order for their proprietary Variable Frequency Drive systems (VFDs) from an Alberta Oil Producer. The order amounts to approx. CAD 1.4 million. This is a new order by the same oil producer who had already placed a CAD 2.0 million order for the same systems earlier this year.

The VFD Systems are designed and manufactured by Simark Controls to operate electric submersible pumps (ESPs) used to artificially lift heavy oil from the client’s Northern Alberta well-pad locations. The client selected Simark Control’s VFD Systems, because their unique installation and operations benefits significantly reduce the installation and operating costs. Additional benefits are improved pump uptimes, optimized pump operation and augmented oil production.

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09.05.2017

Simark Controls hires new VP Marketing & Sales and rounds off Management Team

Simark Controls, a subsidiary of SFC Energy, has appointed Elias Panasuik as new Vice President Marketing & Sales effective May 1, 2017.

Elias brings 18 years of sales, technology and leadership experience in process automation, industrial & enterprise software, telemetry and remote control systems to Simark Controls. At Simark he will focus on growing the complete Simark Controls product portfolio in Canada and North America through team engagement and technology-based marketing.

“We welcome Elias to our Management”, says Martin Curtis, President of Simark Controls. “This is a very exciting time for Simark Controls and SFC Energy. Customers honor the deep expertise and dedication of our Simark team, supported by strong relationships with our key vendor partners and our customized, fully integrated, user-friendly system solutions and service.”

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04.05.2017

New UK partner ZeroAlpha Solutions successfully trials SFC Energy’s fuel cells with UK Ministry of Defence

SFC Energy announces an exclusive new defense industry sales partnership with ZeroAlpha Solutions Ltd., Cardiff, UK, a leading supplier of networking hardware, software and sustainable power solutions to the UK and European defense and security markets.

With their excellent track record as a communications and power systems integrator for the UK defense and security industry, ZeroAlpha Solutions will sell and customize SFC Energy’s portfolio of defence and security power products to meet the specific off-grid power requirements of UK customers in those industries.

“SFC Energy’s fuel cells have successfully demonstrated a true game changing capability to the UK MoD during arduous testing by the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Marine”, says Stewart Burton, Managing Director of ZeroAlpha Solutions. “This technology has clearly shown that it is more than fit for purpose in extending the operational duration of complex vehicle mission systems and dismounted soldiers to equal measures, providing them with a key tactical advantage in the field while reducing their dependency on less efficient legacy power options that fall short of meeting the increasing power demand of our Armed Forces.”

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20.04.2017

Dutch subsidiary PBF delivers Power Electronics prototype for aviation applications

PBF Group B.V., Dutch subsidiary of SFC Energy AG, announces the delivery of a first series of power supply prototypes to be used in commercial aircrafts. The delivery builds on a prior development order and has a total value of EUR 0.5 mio. Over the coming months, the customer will qualify the prototype power supplies in the application. Commercialization of the new power supply is expected for 2018.

PBF has designed the exclusive, customized power supply solutions specifically for galley systems operated on board of commercial airplanes. Galley systems are used to store, prepare and serve food and beverages on board. The power supply solutions ensure safe, reliable and highly efficient in-flight operation of the devices.

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05.04.2017

EMILY fuel cells supply reliable off-grid power to Future Command Vehicle in FFG vehicle kit

SFC Energy AG, a leading international provider of stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions, will present its EMILY fuel cells at the AFCEA trade fair 2017 in Bonn in the FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH concept of "Future Mission Equipment for Specialized Vehicles". This innovative concept introduces a modular approach for the use of state of-the-art systems in specialized, protected command vehicles. The modular approach enables ultra fast and flexible integration of the equipment in existing and new vehicle categories.

In the “Command Vehicle” equipment kit, SFC Energy’s EMILY fuel cell is responsible for supplying autonomous power to the electric and electronic onboard devices. These devices are continuously used for eight or more hours per day. Batteries alone cannot supply the required power. The EMILY fuel cell will produce environmentally friendly power for the on-board systems without ever having to start the engine.

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21.03.2017

Schneider Electric and Simark Controls Ltd close a sales and service partnership agreement in Canada

Simark Controls Ltd, a company of SFC Energy AG, will expand its Schneider Electric offering to sell Schneider Electric Guardian™ Compressor Control Solution & TerminalBOSS™ Terminal Automation Solution products in Canada.

TerminalBOSS™ Terminal Automation Solutions deliver enterprise-class liquid hydrocarbon measurement and automation solutions for truck and rail terminals applications. These solutions accurately measure liquid hydrocarbons and manage workflow at terminals enabling operators to increase efficiency, reduce operating costs, and improve compliance.

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14.03.2017

Canadian subsidiary Simark Controls receives CAD 2 mio order from Oil Producer

Simark Controls Ltd., a subsidiary of SFC Energy, has received a major order for their proprietary Variable Frequency Drive systems (VFDs) from an Alberta Oil Producer. The order amounts to approx. CAD 2 million. The VFDs will be delivered from May to August 2017 to match the client’s well-pad site construction strategy.

The VFD Systems are designed and manufactured by Simark Controls to operate electric submersible pumps (ESPs) used to artificially lift heavy oil from the client’s Northern Alberta well-pad locations. Based on their long, established integration expertise, Simark will supply the VFD Systems complete with Motor Control Centers (MCCs), and transformers for unattended pump operation in any weather. The systems will provide reliable and efficient electrical power and protection to the downhole submersible pump motors.

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