AFC Energy plc (AIM: AFC), the industrial fuel cell power company, is pleased to announce that the KORE system build at the Stade facility in Germany has now been
completed, with all 24 fuel cell cartridges installed.
The Company is scheduled to commence pre-commissioning of the entire system, in manual operation mode, in the week commencing 14th December.
Finalisation of the remaining pre-commissioning activity is expected to take approximately six (6) weeks, in order to optimise the KORE plant, and to set up the entire system for fully automated operation. Accordingly, the results of full commissioning are expected to be announced prior to the end of January 2016.
Mr Adam Bond, AFC’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Following the achievement of Milestone 10 in October 2015, we have continued to make solid progress towards Milestone 11. However, we still need to complete all pre-commissioning activities before we are able to undertake automated commissioning, and test the KORE system at the targeted 240kW design output. We will provide a further update announcement to the market with the results of commissioning, prior to the end of January, 2016.”