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HL advises Rolls-Royce on cooperation with cellcentric

The firm provided comprehensive legal advice to Rolls-Royce Power Systems during the contract negotiations

Hogan Lovells has advised Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems division on the conclusion of a long-term contract for the procurement of fuel cell modules from cellcentric GmbH and Co. KG.

It revealed Rolls-Royce Power Systems will develop CO2-free, climate-neutral and only water vapour emitting systems for the emergency power supply of data centres based on cellcentric’s fuel cell modules. The systems will be launched on the market under the mtu product and solution brand. 

Hogan Lovells provided comprehensive legal advice to Rolls-Royce Power Systems during the contract negotiations. The firm’s international cross-practice group team is “strongly” involved in ESG activities and regularly advises companies on future-oriented projects, particularly hydrogen initiatives.

Following the commissioning of a demonstrator earlier this year, another demonstrator plant will go into operation in 2022. The first pilot plants will be installed in 2023, and the commercial market launch is planned for 2025. 

Dr. Tobias Faber, expert for infrastructure and energy projects, said: “We are excited to have advised Rolls-Royce Power Systems on this pioneering framework agreement. Accompanying our client into a CO2-free future during these times of energy transition particularly in the hydrogen market, is a key focus of our legal services.

“The technical approach developed by Rolls-Royce Power Systems will make a significant difference on our journey towards carbon neutrality.”

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