Multiquip Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Light Tower Wins Award

Sat March 12, 2011 - National Edition

Multiquip, has won a World of Concrete Most Innovative Product award for its model H2LT hydrogen fuel cell powered light tower. The H2LT light tower was named the Editor’s Choice in the General Tools and Equipment category.

“We are honored to receive The Most Innovative Product award,” said Torsten Erbel, vice president product management, engineering and customer support of Multiquip. “Multiquip’s goal is to continue to provide innovative, high quality products for today and the future. The H2LT is evidence of continued progress in this direction.”

Held annually at World of Concrete, the MIP Award Program showcases many of the new products exhibited. The MIP Program allows attendees and readers of Concrete Construction, Masonry Construction, The Concrete Producer and Concrete Construction Products a chance to vote for the products they judge as innovative. A panel of industry experts, many of whom serve on the World of Concrete Educational Advisory Board, reviewed and selected the MIP award winners. The editors reviewed and selected the products in terms of the innovation they bring to the industry.

The Multiquip H2LT light tower is environmentally friendly, pollution-free, allowing it to be operated indoors and can be operated for up to 68 hours at a low noise level of only 43 decibels at 23 ft. (7 m) Because of the load following feature of the fuel cell, power is only produced as needed providing an unmatched fuel efficiency compared to conventional combustion engines running at full load at all times.

This is the second award for Multiquip’s hydrogen light tower. In September 2010 the light tower was awarded the 2010 Federal Laboratory Consortium Award “Mid-Continent Region” for “Notable Technological Achievement.”

Production of the H2LT will start in Q2 2011. Pricing for the units will be provided by quote only, due to the availability of energy and tax credits, which vary from state-to-state as well as multiple configuration options.

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