PowerCell Delivers Fuel Cell System to the Italian Ship Building Company Fincantieri S.p.A

By February 10, 2020 2   min read  (287 words)

February 10, 2020 |

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PowerCell has delivered an MS-30 fuel cell system to the Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri S.p.A. The MS-30 will be used for tests of electrification of drive and power generating systems using fuel cells.

Fincantieri S.p.A is headquartered in Trieste in Italy and is Europe’s largest and the world’s fourth-largest shipbuilder. The company designs and builds merchant vessels, passenger ships, offshore, and naval vessels. The delivered MS-30 fuel cell system is built around the PowerCell S2 fuel cell stack.


The system will be used by Fincantieri to test the fuel cell technology for both propulsion and power generating in marine applications. Fincantieri has previously launched a luxury yacht designed for the use of fuel cells.



  • REX Range Extender
  • Safety system including hydrogen sensor and alarm I/O
  • PEM technology, fast start up and shut down
  • Low internal power consumption
  • Easy to integrate
  • Liquid cooled, wide operation conditions
  • Fuel tolerant, for use with lower class hydrogen or reformate hydrogen
  • Fully automated control system including cell voltage monitoring

PowerCell MS30


PowerCell MS-30 can e.g. be used as a range extender (REX) for battery-operated electrical vehicles. By integrating this system with hydrogen tanks and power electronics, the vehicle’s range can be extended, without this leading to emissions. MS-30 runs on hydrogen and has a fully automated system for cell voltage monitoring. PowerCell MS-30 is easy to integrate, with low fuel consumption, and is based on the robust PowerCell S2 stack.

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