UTC Fuel Cell to Power Spanish Submarine

The fuel cell will to operate on a type of ethanol and oxygen in the 2,500-ton S-80 model submarine.

Published: 05-Dec-2007

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. - UTC Power, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., announced Wednesday that it has signed a contract to develop a fuel cell power module for a Spanish Navy submarine.

Terms of the agreement with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia, S.A were not disclosed, but the contract is one of the largest contracts UTC Power has received, it said.

The companies announced in July 2006 that UTC Power will design a fuel cell to operate on a type of ethanol and oxygen. The design phase has been completed and UTC Power will now develop the hardware that also includes the first operational fuel cell.

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