SK Engineering & Construction (SK E&C) made an announcement on Nov. 19 that it signed an exclusive supply contract with Bloom Energy on Nov. 15 to supply fuel cell main device for power generation in Korea.
The signing ceremony was held at Bloom Energy headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, Bloom Energy CEO KR Sridhar and SK E&C CEO Ahn Jae-hyun attended.
SK E& C, along with Bloom Energy, is currently preparing for the 8.3MW power generation facility that utilizes SOFC (Solid Oxide Fuel Cell) for the first time in South Korea.
Bloom Energy is a world-class fuel cell main device maker that was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in July. CEO KR Sridhar participated in NASA's Mars exploration project in the past and accumulated many of the research technologies needed to reside on Mars.
Energy Server, which is the main device, has over 50% more electricity efficiency than conventional fuel cells and produces little white smoke and fine dust compared to coal-fired power.
"Power-generating fuel cells are being consistently seen as distributed power suppliers that produce eco-friendly energy in line with the government's policies such as reduction of fine dust," said Ahn Jae-hyun, said SK E&C CEO Ahn Jae-hyun.