SFC Energy AG has received a fuel cell order by Russian partner Stabcom Energy. In hybrid operation with solar, SFC Energy’s EFOY Pro fuel cells will deliver power to telecommunication and emergency cabins along the 311 km Kolyma federal highway from Magadan to Yakutsk in the Far East of Russia. Stabcom partner and internet service provider Arbuz LLC is implementing the project with support of the regional government.
A ride on Kolyma track is a dangerous experience: The road winds through rough terrain and over mountain passes exposed to fierce weather. Up to now, there was no mobile phone service along the road. Now, travelers can call for emergency help at ten autonomous cabins. In the heated cabins, they will also find first aid kits, water, food, and warm clothes. Cell phones will have mobile network connection in a radius of 200 m around the stations.
“Our EFOY Pro/solar hybrid solution significantly increases the safety of travelers on Kolyma highway,” says Kirill Ettenko, Director of Arbuz LLC. “People died here in the past because they could not call for help or did not find shelter from arctic temperatures. Now, there will always be power, heat, and a mobile network connection for them in the cabins.”