30 Jun 2020, Investors, News, Press Release
SFC Energy’s EFOY Pro 2400 Duo fuel cell delivers reliable autonomous off-grid hybrid power to SiteWatch Safety’s SENTRY SKID remote video surveillance equipment in any weather and climate. +++ Thanks to the EFOY Pro fuel cell SiteWatch SENTRY SKID can operate for 12 months without requiring user intervention or costly logistics trips to the remote site. +++ Environmental friendliness of the EFOY Pro fuel cell is a major asset for the pipeline construction company. +++ Total order amount: CAD 0.325 million.
Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, June 30, 2020 – Simark Controls Ltd., a subsidiary of SFC Energy, a leading provider of hybrid fuel cell solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, has received an order from SiteWatch Safety Inc., Calgary, Canada, for the delivery of EFOY Pro 2400 Duo fuel cells as reliable hybrid power source for their SiteWatch SENTRY SKID remote video surveillance package. This equipment will be used along 980 km of new pipelines during the construction phase of the project. The order amounts to CAD 0.325 million.
SiteWatch Safety Inc. designs and delivers technical solutions to the energy sector. The Company’s SENTRY SKID package provides autonomous off-grid video surveillance equipment to help companies document and respond in real-time to potential issues at remote worksites. The SENTRY SKID allows a company to monitor and document the presence of wildlife, trespassers, construction-site accidents or malicious acts such as theft or tampering, in order to protect and enhance safety at remote locations.
EFOY Pro Hybrid Energy Solutions from SFC Energy deliver autonomous, dependable, virtually maintenance-free power to off-grid installations 24/7/365. In a hybrid configuration together with solar, the solar array maintains the batteries when the sun shines in order to power the application. When a solar array is unable to deliver enough power, the EFOY senses the battery voltage drop and automatically switches on to keep the battery bank charged before going back into standby mode to ensure uninterrupted system operation. This configuration is extremely efficient and ensures full power redundancy: Even if solar is damaged or stolen, the fuel cell is sized to carry the full load and maintain the batteries.
“We are excited that SiteWatch Safety has selected EFOY Pro fuel cells to power their video equipment,” says Hans Pol, COO of SFC Energy. “The ultimate power dependability and the many logistical advantages of our EFOY Pro Hybrid solutions help oil & gas companies and pipeline builders to keep their operations safe. Our customers also appreciate the very small carbon footprint of our EFOY hybrid systems: They enable substantial reductions in CO2 equivalent emissions over TEG or fuel gas genset based solutions.”
EFOY Pro Hybrid solutions by SFC Energy offer extremely high-power reliability together with the capability to operate fully autonomously for months or years at a time. They can also be remotely controlled and monitored via Modbus, eliminating costly and unnecessary service trips to remote sites.
Additional information on SFC Energy’s fuel cell solutions for Clean Energy & Mobility, Defense & Security, Oil & Gas, and Industry at sfc.com. Additional information on Simark Controls at simarkcontrols.com. Additional information on SiteWatch Safety Inc. at sitewatchsafety.com.
SFC Energy AG (www.sfc.com) is a leading provider of hydrogen and direct methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions. With the Clean Energy and Clean Power Management business segments, SFC Energy is a sustainably profitable fuel cell producer. The Company distributes its award-winning products worldwide and has sold more than 50,000 fuel cells to date. The Company is headquartered in Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, operates production facilities in the Netherlands, Romania, and Canada. SFC Energy AG is listed on the Deutsche Boerse Prime Standard (GSIN: 756857 ISIN: DE0007568578).
Simark Controls Ltd., a company of SFC Energy AG, is a service oriented, value added sales company specializing in custom integrated and manufactured solutions of high quality instrumentation, automation, energy and power products. Simark provides instrumentation & measurement systems, power components & drives, security & surveillance equipment for the oil & gas industry and mining, forestry & community supply markets. Simark is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with sales offices in Edmonton and Grande Prairie, Alberta, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Vancouver, British Columbia and Montreal, Quebec.