Kroger Hydrogen Fuel Cell Conversion
Louisville, Kentucky
From hand-held devices to portable generators, fuel cells can generate power and also provide auxiliary power to traditional technologies. Bluestone Construction was contracted to upgrade facility equipment and install all necessary components required to renovate all specialty vehicles, such as lift and fork trucks, to hydrogen energy.
Client: The Kroger Company

Completion Date: May 2015
Fuel cells can be used to power almost any tupe of facility equipment that runs on batteries. Bluestone Construction was first contracted to evaluate a potential Hydrogen Fuel Cell project at a food distribution center in Louisville, Kentucky. This evaluation included gathering the necessary data to estimate costs examining existing equipment, operational data, and maintenance, expected/typical equipment replacement costs for the project an existing system. Bluestone successfully coordinated the data of hydrogen fuel cell vendors and hydrogen gas vendors to determine fuel cell and maintenance cost estimates. In addition to these services, Bluestone coordinated directly with operations and facility logistics assembling ROI's for various project scenarios.

After full CA approval,
Bluestone Construction was contracted for the construction management of the Fuel Cell project. These services included coordinating geotechnical, special inspections, general contractors, CCTV and equipment work.
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