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Fuel Cell Propulsion Fitted into New Portuguese Subs

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The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) is fitting two new Type-209mod submarines for Portugal's navy with the latest fuel cell propulsion equipment, which allows the non-nuclear submarines to have a quieter profile and run while submerged for far longer periods. The order is worth EUR 58 million, and the contract also includes a EUR 23 million option for the same equipment to be built into a third submarine. Handover of the submarines to the Portuguese navy is scheduled to begin in 2009 or 2010....

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