At the beginning of the new year, Sany Heavy Industry and REFIRE jointly held a user seminar on demonstration application of fuel cell-powered engineering vehicles in the presence of government leaders of Changshu New & Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Jiangsu Province, on January 14, 2021.
User Seminar on Demonstration Application of Fuel Cell-Powered Engineering Vehicles
The seminar was attended by Jiang Xiangyang, Member of the Party Working Committee and Deputy Director of the Management Committee of Changshu New & Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Chen Yi, Director of Bureau of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Tao Chuanlong, Director of Investment Promotion Bureau, Wang Wei, Deputy General Manager of Sany Pumping Division Marketing Co., Ltd., Zhao Ming, Director of Manufacturing Department, Sany STE Transmission Equipment Co., Ltd., Fu Tao, General Manager of REFIRE Jiangsu, Shi Kai, Director of Sales of REFIRE Shanghai, and representatives of 10 local well-known companies in the engineering industry.
During the seminar, Director Jiang pointed out that preferential policies from all levels of government including the central government and the local government of Changshu have been introduced to support the development of fuel cells and the pilot application and promotion of fuel cell-powered engineering vehicles, and fully recognized the cooperation between Sany and REFIRE.
Group Photo of Guests
After that, R&D representatives from Sany introduced the advantages of Sany fuel cell-powered dump trucks and mixers: The application of the industry’s largest capacity hydrogen storage bottle enables a longer driving range and shorter hydrogen refueling time (less than 20 min) compared with pure electric engineering vehicles; Sany’s new self-developed vehicle control system that is tailored for dump trucks and mixers can adjust the energy distribution and recovery strategy based on the vehicle’s operating conditions, with precise and efficient control making the vehicle even more superior in energy-saving and driving performance. Then, Government leaders of Changshu New & Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, leaders of Sany Heavy Industry and REFIRE, and customer representatives had a lively discussion on the use cost, development prospect and vehicle advantages of fuel cell-powered engineering vehicles.
Sany Fuel Cell-Powered Mixer
At the end of the seminar, Wang Wei expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Changshu New & Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone for its care and support for the pilot application and promotion of Sany fuel cell engineering vehicles, and said that Sany would make every effort to make progress of pilot application in Changshu.
The Sany fuel cell-powered dump trucks and mixers presented are equipped with 110kW PRISMA Series specially developed for heavy trucks with advantages of “zero emission, strong power and long driving range”, which meets the requirements of driving around the clock, in all types of weather, while being environmentally friendly.
After seeing and examining the physical dump trucks and mixers, the guests expressed strong interest and hoped to have a further experience and understanding of the vehicle performance by test drive.
Sany Fuel Cell-Powered Dump Truck
Headquartered in Shanghai, REFIRE is the world’s leading deployer of commercial hydrogen fuel cell zero-emissions technologies. The company specialises in designing, testing, prototyping, application engineering and in integrated fuel cell systems for buses, trucks, specialised vehicles, power supply units, and marine applications.
As of Q1 2021, REFIRE fuel cell technologies and products are powering over 2,700 fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) in daily use in 15 cities across China, as well as various projects in five other countries. To date, combined vehicle mileage exceeds 63 million kilometres.
Marketing & Communications Department, REFIRE