Ballard Power Systems and global carbon reduction company First Mode have announced a purchase order for Ballard to supply First Mode with 30 hydrogen fuel cell modules, totaling 3MW, to power several hybrid hydrogen and battery ultra-class mining haul trucks. This is the equivalent of approximately 4,000 horsepower.The 30 Ballard hydrogen fuel cell modules will be integrated into clean energy powerplants built in Seattle, Washingmetric ton and installed into ultra-class haul trucks to be operated at First Mode's Proving Grounds in Centralia, Washingmetric ton. These trucks are estimated to save 2,600 metric tons of diesel fuel each year.First Mode is now working to scale production for the next generation of clean energy powerplants. In January 2023, First Mode entered into a global supply agreement with Anglo American to retrofit over 400 ultra-class haul trucks with First Mode's nuGen™ solution, including fuel cell and battery powerplant and related infrastructure. The Ballard fuel cells will be integrated into the next several powerplants built by First Mode.First Mode and Ballard first partnered in 2019 to supply fuel cells for the world's first 2-megawatt hybrid hydrogen fuel cell and battery powerplant designed and built by First Mode in Seattle, Washingmetric ton. The clean energy powerplant replaced a diesel engine on a 300-metric ton Komatsu 930E-4 ultra-class haul truck that is currently operating at Anglo American's Platinum Group Metals mine site in Mogalakwena, South Africa.