JP Morgan Chase Announced as Latest Bloom Customer

21 Oct 2013

Bloom Delaware

Bloom Energy officially celebrated its new manufacturing facility in Newark, Delaware and says it will be hiring more than 100 new workers in the coming months in jobs ranging from welders to production control technicians to electric/electronic engineers. At the event it was also announced that JPMorgan Chase will be Bloom’s newest commercial customer.

Delaware Governor Jack Markell said: “This is the new face of manufacturing, and we have it right here in Delaware. The growth of innovative companies like Bloom and of new, high-tech manufacturing is necessary to move Delaware’s economy forward. We know one of the major reasons Bloom chose Delaware is our outstanding workforce. We are committed to supporting and developing a pool of talented workers prepared for jobs in new manufacturing. I am confident the company will continue to discover the great talents we have in Delaware and partners in the community that support Bloom’s continued growth here.”

JPMorgan Chase also announced that it will soon pilot a 500 kW installation of Bloom boxes powering its Morgan Christiana site that will support power to its data centres.

Bill McHenry, global head of Property Operation for JPMorgan Chase added “The fact that Bloom is opening this additional manufacturing plant in Delaware gives us easy access to maintenance and monitoring engineers at our Morgan Christiana site. We hope to expand the pilot as we move forward. We are able to not only improve our facility right here in Delaware, but also fulfil our companywide commitment to investing in new technologies designed to reduce our impact on the planet.”

K.R. Sridhar, CEO of Bloom Energy, said “Bloom has the best technology when it comes to converting fuel to electricity; we have a tremendous following with our customers who want affordability, predictability when it comes to costs, reliability, security, and sustainability. Using less fuel is the pathway to efficiency.”

Sridhar talked about Bloom’s commitment to Delaware saying: “We have built a factory; we are creating jobs and we are putting cleaner energy in the state. Our commitment continues. Good partnerships are about trust and we will continue our commitment.”

Bloom announced its plans to build its new, high-tech manufacturing centre in Delaware in 2011 and broke ground on its facility in Newark in April 2012 which is located on the site of the former Chrysler plant in Newark.

Bloom began shipping Bloom boxes from the Center in summer 2013 and currently has approximately 80 people working at the new manufacturing centre and has more than 70 jobs posted for immediate hiring.

     

Source: Delaware.gov

Image: Delaware Govenor on Flickr

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