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SFC Energy Announces CAD 1.3 million (EUR 0.9 million) purchase order from major international oil & gas producer

SFC Energy AG today announced the receipt of a CAD 1.3 million (EUR 0.9 million) purchase order from a major international oil producer by SFC Energy’s Canadian subdivision Simark Controls Ltd. (Simark). With this order Simark, an established supplier of high quality custom integrated and manufactured solutions to the international oil & gas industry, continues to demonstrate growth in value added integration services offered to the oil and gas business sector in North America.

The purchase order scope of supply consists of a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) electrical house for submersible pumps (ESPs). Based on their long, established integration expertise, Simark will supply the electrical house complete with VFD, transformer platform, all associated electrical Installation and wiring, as well as all associated components needed for unattended pump operation in any weather. Benefits enabled by Simark’s integrated VFD electrical house solution are significantly improved pump uptimes as well as optimized pump operation and oil production.

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SFC Energy Announces Integration of its EFOY Fuel Cell into ZephIR Wind Lidar’s Power Product

SFC Energy AG announced today that ZephIR Lidar, Ledbury, UK, is now including SFC Energy’s EFOY Pro 2400 fuel cell within “ZephIR Power” in sales to its customers located around the world. The ZephIR Power is a low-cost, stand-alone power system designed specifically for the growing wind industry’s continuing adoption of remote sensing, specifically the ZephIR 300 wind lidar. With the addition of the EFOY Pro, the Power system is now capable of up to 12 months autonomous operation.

“ZephIR 300 provides customers with wind data availability close to 100% all year round,” said Ewan Abbot, General Manager - Operations at ZephIR Lidar. “Through a decade of practical remote sensing experience, we are now able to offer a power solution to match our customers’ needs.”

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SFC Energy presents new EFOY ProCabinet with an integrated 500 W fuel cell

On the occasion of Global Petroleum Show SFC Energy AG introduces a new addition to their portfolio of reliable off-grid power generators: The EFOY ProCabinet 4120S integrated with our new EFOY Pro 12000 Duo, a 500 W fuel cell, delivering reliable, weather independent off grid power in demanding professional and industrial applications. Serial production of the EFOY Pro 12000 will begin in end of 2015.

The new ProCabinet integrates proven SFC fuel cell technology with maximum application flexibility with SFC’s most powerful fuel cell to date: It features a nominal power of 500 W and a power capacity of 12,000 Wh per day. Cabinets can be combined as required to provide additional power

“EFOY Pro 12000 Duo is another product in our innovation portfolio towards higher performance, more flexibility and ever increased user convenience”, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy.

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PBF Group BV receives major order for premium power supply solutions for security, safety- and communication needs

PBF Group BV (PBF), a company of SFC Energy AG, has received a major order of a large, international security systems company for the delivery of premium power supply solutions for security, safety- and communication needs in Asia and Europe. The order will generate total revenues to the amount of EUR 3.16 million.

PBF’s premium power supplies will be used to deliver stable voltage to public address and professional audio systems used at airports, railway stations, event locations etc. Positioned between socket and device, PBF’s premium power supplies ensure that device is supplied with exactly the voltage it requires. This significantly reduces energy costs for operation of the devices, improves their performance, and simultaneously extends their useful life.

“It is our mission to provide reliable, easy to use power solutions to our customers that meet their specific applications requirements”, says Hans Pol, CSO of SFC Energy.

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Simark Controls and Gentherm Global Power Technologies Enter Into Sales Agreement

Simark Controls, a company of SFC Energy AG today announced a new sales agreement with Gentherm Global Power Technologies (GPT), formerly known as Global Thermoelectric. GPT is the world leader in providing remote off-grid power solutions to the Oil & Gas market around the world, with a worldwide distribution and partner network and over 30,000 Remote Power systems deployed in 50+ countries around the world. In the framework of the agreement, GPT will sell the EFOY Pro portfolio of fuel cell based off-grid and remote power solutions by SFC Energy into the US remote power market. In a second step, GPT plans expansion of EFOY Pro sales activities into their international customer base, e.g. Asia and South America.

“We have selected the EFOY Pro power supplies because they are a perfect complementary solution for applications where thermoelectric generators (TEGs), solar modules, or batteries alone are not the right fit,” says James Bolen, President of Gentherm Global Power Technologies. “EFOY Pro Energy Solutions will help our customers by providing a power solution suited to a wide variety of applications that runs for months or years on end without any user intervention. We feel that this is an enormous advantage for the operators of these applications and we look forward to integrating it as part of our sales offering.”

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SFC Energy introduces new EFOY ProTrailer series

On the occasion of ISC WEST, the largest security industry trade show in the United States, SFC Energy AG introduces a new trailer based hybrid power solution for security & surveillance, communication, oil & gas and traffic management applications – the EFOY ProTrailer. First sales for the new trailer, which was developed by Simark Controls, a company of SFC Energy, started in November 2014 with trailers sold into security applications for the Canadian Oil & Gas Industry. Further EFOY ProTrailers are on order for delivery in April 2015 from various customers.

“The new EFOY ProTrailer is another milestone in our portfolio of integrated off-grid power solutions for demanding industrial applications”, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy. ”It is our clear commitment to help operators of critical infrastructure and site equipment save operating cost and logistics with our power sources. The EFOY ProTrailer expands our offering now with a very attractive mobile plug & play version that is ready for use anywhere, anytime in just a few moments.”

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SFC Energy receives follow up order by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

SFC Energy AG has received a big follow up order for equipping another 306 Volkswagen T5 transporters with EFOY Pro fuel cells. The Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG) uses the vehicles for toll inspection purposes all across Germany. 266 EFOY Pro fuel cells were already shipped in Q4 2014; the remaining 40 devices were delivered in Q1 2015.

“Our toll inspection officers have been convinced users of the EFOY Pro fuel cells for several years now” says Ralf Muelhausen, BAG fleet manager. “The technology ideally complements our mobility solutions in this special application. The fuel cell provides power to all devices over long periods of time with the vehicle left standing.

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Schneider Electric and Simark Controls Ltd close a sales and service business partner agreement for Western Canada

Simark Controls Ltd, a company of SFC Energy AG, has announced today that it will sell and service Schneider Electric Telemetry & Remote SCADA Solutions (TRSS) products in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Northwest Territories. Product lines include SCADAPack, RealFLO, RealLIFT, 4000 Series Transmitters, Trio Radios, and Accutech Sensors.
Simark and SFC Energy expect significant synergies to come from this extension of the Simark product portfolio. Telemetry & Remote SCADA Solutions require reliable off-grid power. For this application Simark offers a range of integrated, fully autonomous power supply solutions based on SFC Energy’s popular EFOY Pro fuel cells.

Mark Wheeler, President of Simark Controls said, “Our strength at Simark Controls is our commitment for high quality products, solutions and services to meet the requirements of our customers in the oil & gas industry. With the TRSS product line we are now able to expand our offering.” “We are proud to have closed this sales and service agreement with Schneider Electric. Based on this powerful business partnership we will be able to expand sales of integrated SCADA solutions and off-grid energy systems in the oil and gas as well as other vertical markets”, added Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy AG.

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Orga Aviation rents out EFOY ProCube to wind park builders and operators to power devices during construction and maintenance

Orga Aviation, the Netherlands, provider of innovative helideck and obstruction lighting and navigation aids to the wind and aviation industries, has selected an SFC Energy fuel cell solution as reliable off-grid power source. The mobile EFOY ProCube by SFC Energy delivers fully automatic power to the obstruction lights during wind park construction and maintenance. Orga Aviation offers the EFOY Pro fuel cell integrated in the weather fast mobile EFOY ProCube.

As a special benefit, Orga Aviation offers a rental scheme for the EFOY ProCube. Customers rent the power source at attractive prices as required - from just one single day to several weeks, keeping their investment cost low while at the same time ensuring reliable operation of their obstruction lights. “Our fuel cell solutions perfectly match with the sustainable business model of wind energy plants, while at the same time helping operators save money and time”, says Peter Jakobsen of Orga Aviation. “They are the perfect solution for a big problem.”

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SFC Energy launches EFOY Pro 12000 Duo, a 500 W fuel cell for industrial applications

On the occasion of the EWEA Offshore in Copenhagen SFC Energy AG introduces the latest addition to their portfolio of reliable off-grid power generators: The new EFOY Pro 12000 Duo is a 500 W direct methanol fuel cell for professional and industrial applications.

The EFOY Pro 12000 Duo integrates proven SFC fuel cell technology with maximum scalability and application flexibility in SFC’s most powerful fuel cell to date. The new power source is available for beta testing; sales will start in Q4 2015.

“Where other power sources like solar modules or Diesel generators fail or are too costly in effort and logistics, our fuel cells offer a cost-attractive, reliable alternative.”, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy.

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