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KEY PLAYER IN THE HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL INDUSTRY

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In our facilities in Aix-en-Provence (France), we design, manufacture and commercialize PEM* fuel cell stacks and fully-integrated hydrogen systems with a power range from a hundred kW to MW+.

We also supply turnkey services to support our clients through their operations and assets management.

With 20 years of expertise, we have developed a solid engineering know-how, built a strong partnership network and completed numerous referenced projects with several world premieres.

* Proton Exchange Membrane

Helion key player in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry
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HELION Hydrogen Power participates to HYVOLUTION 2022
HELION Hydrogen Power participates to HYVOLUTION 2022
We will be present at HYVOLUTION 2022 on 11th and 12th May at Paris Event Center. Do not hesitate to visit our booth H37.  To obtain your visitor badge : Home - HyVolution 2022 (hyvolution-event.com)  

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PRESS RELEASE / World premiere hydrogen dredger vessel
PRESS RELEASE / World premiere hydrogen dredger vessel
HELION Hydrogen Power will supply its fuel cell to the shipbuilder PIRIOU to equip the future hybrid hydrogen dredger ship of the Occitanie Region, a world premiere HELION Hydrogen Power, and the shipbuilder Piriou signed a contract in Sète (Hérault) to integrate a fuel cell system into the future hybrid hydrogen dredger ship ordered by the Region. As part of the renewal of its fleet of vessels and in order to continue to reduce the environmental impact of dredging activities, the Region has decided to acquire a hybrid hydrogen dredger ship, named HyDrOMer, in 2021. The only one of its kind in the world, it will be used to maintain the depths of the three regional ports. The Piriou Group, which won the tender from the Occitanie Region in June 2021, is in charge of building this vessel designed in partnerships with the French naval architecture office LMG Marin. This project is strategic for the shipyard, which confirms its position as a leader in non-carbon propulsion vessels. HELION Hydrogen Power will supply its hydrogen fuel cell, FC-Rack TM, a modular, containerised brick designed specifically for high power and marine applications. This 200 kW hydrogen generator, integrated in a 15-foot container, will be housed on the deck of the ship, next to the gas storage required to operate the fuel cell.   This hybrid engine will eliminate all emissions from the ship when it is at berth, offering the possibility of switching off the diesel engines while continuing to support daily activities on board for the crew. It will also provide part of the energy needed to operate the vessel at sea, during dredging and beach nourishment operations. Photo credit:  ©PIRIOU shipyard - HyDrOMer, Drague hybride à hydrogène de la Région Occitanie  

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Alstom inaugurates its new hydrogen fuel cell production platform in Aix-en-Provence
Alstom inaugurates its new hydrogen fuel cell production platform in Aix-en-Provence
Almost €6 million invested in a 100% « made in France » fuel cell production unit Alstom's subsidiary, Helion Hydrogen Power, positions itself as a strategic French player in the hydrogen sector Alstom's hydrogen strategy is part of its ambition to be the leader in green and smart mobility worldwide.   10 December 2021 – On 10 December 2021, Alstom inaugurated its new hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing platform on the site of its subsidiary Helion Hydrogen Power, in Aix-en-Provence, in the presence of Renaud Muselier, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, Deputy President of Régions de France, and Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom France. « Our subsidiary Helion Hydrogen Power is an innovation start-up with comprehensive expertise in hydrogen technology, from design to industrialization and manufacturing, both of the core cells and of complete subsystems. It complements our know-how in hydrogen trains and enables us to offer competitive solutions to our customers. With this fifth location in the South of France, four of which being in the Aix-Marseille Provence metropolitan area, Alstom confirms its presence and its contribution to the economic and social dynamism of the region. A new building based in Aix-en-Provence will bring together by 2023 all of Alstom's R&D, engineering and production activities in the metropolitan area, currently based in Aix-en-Provence (on 2 sites) and Vitrolles », explained Jean-Baptiste EYMEOUD, President of Alstom France. « As early as 2017, with our Regional Climate Plan "Une COP d'avance", we identified the development of renewable energies as a priority to make Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur a carbon-neutral territory by 2050. We have made a concrete commitment to the development of hydrogen, which is a real environmental and industrial asset for the South region. Thanks to our Regional Hydrogen Plan, the actors of this sector have been able to benefit from nearly 2 million euros, and the support of our Regional Interest Operations "Energies of Tomorrow", "Economy of the Sea" and "Industries of the Future". Finally, as part of our Climate Plan 2 "Keeping our COP ahead", we have decided to strengthen this support through new actions for the coming years, » declared Renaud MUSELIER, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, Deputy President of Régions de France.   6 million invested in a 100% Made in France fuel cell production unit The industrial platform for the manufacture of hydrogen fuel cells in Aix-en-Provence was created thanks to a significant investment plan since the beginning of Helion Hydrogen Power (in 2001). Nearly 6 million euros have been injected to increase production capacity tenfold, while reducing the associated manufacturing costs. The Alstom subsidiary is thus able to meet the growing demand for high-powered fuel cells, both in France and abroad.Helion Hydrogen Power can produce up to 4 fuel cell stacks and 1 fuel cell subsystem (FC Rack) per day.   One of the first 100% French fuel cell manufacturing platforms A new production unit was set up at the beginning of 2021 to standardise and automate the manufacture of stacks, to integrate and assemble them in order to produce FC Rack fuel cell systems covering a wide range of power ratings (from 100 kW to over 2 MW).This new production line, which is partly robotised, is equipped with the latest technological advances and ensures fast, reliable and reproducible assembly of the stacks.All the components that make up the FC Rack are assembled in a 200 m2 building, bringing the total area of the production line to 1,200 m2.With this new industrial platform, Helion Hydrogen Power is positioning itself as a strategic French player in the hydrogen sector. It is one of the leaders of a sector that is preparing to meet the strategic challenges of sustainable development and the reindustrialisation of the region. The Alstom subsidiary aims to increase its workforce to 80 people by 2030.   Production based on a unique and modular product, adapted to various applications Helion Hydrogen Power now has the capacity to manufacture its own battery cores at its Aix-en-Provence site. « By manufacturing our own cores, we are in a strong position in an increasingly competitive sector », explains Vincent Mahéo, President, Helion Hydrogen Power. The company has also developed a battery subsystem based on a simplified and modular architecture that can be reproduced in series. This standardised brick, called FC Rack, is composed of 4 stacks and can deliver an electrical power ranging from 100 to 200 kW. This flexible system, covering a wide range of power, can power various heavy mobility and stationary applications, more specifically : Heavy mobility: rail, sea, river, construction and mining equipment Genset: temporary power supply for specific events and construction sites, power supply for refrigerated containers, shore power supply for ships, power supply for auxiliaries for ships, etc. Emergency power supply for industrial sites, telecoms and data centres.

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