* Q2 loss $0.24/shr vs loss $1.63/shr yr ago
* Q2 revenue down 49 pct
July 30 (Reuters) - Canadian fuel-cell maker Hydrogenics Corp HYG.TO posted a narrower quarterly loss, primarily helped by reduced operating expenses.
For the second quarter, the company reported a net loss $1.0 million, or 24 cents a share, compared with a loss of $6.0 million, or $1.63 a share, a year earlier.
Revenue slumped 49 percent to $2.8 million, hurt by delays in shipments due to customer project delays.
Operating expenses were $2.3 million for the quarter, down 66 percent from a year ago.
The company said order backlog as of June 30 was $19.1 million.
Shares of the Mississauga, Ontario-based company closed at C$3.70 Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Koustav Samanta in Bangalore; Editing by Anne Pallivathuckal)