Hydrogenics Corp., a manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, has been awarded two contracts to develop hydrogen refueling stations in the U.K.
The first contract includes three HySTAT 60 electrolyzers for BOC, a member of The Linde Group, for installation as part of a large refueling station to be constructed this year for the Aberdeen City Council's Kittybrewster depot in Scotland. The three electrolysers will provide up to 400 kg per day of hydrogen, and the station will be used for 10 fuel-cell buses.
The second contract, also with BOC, calls for a HySTAT 30 electrolyzer to be installed as part of a fueling station in Swindon, England, for Honda Motor Co. The electrolyzer will provide 65 kg of hydrogen per day and is expected to be operational during the second half of 2014.
‘These most recent fueling station awards confirm that hydrogen infrastructure spending is indeed increasing across the globe – particularly in Europe, Japan, Korea and California,’ says Daryl Wilson, Hydrogenics' president and CEO. ‘This should come as no surprise, given the plans outlined by a number of leading automotive OEMs to begin selling high-volume fuel cell vehicles between 2015 and 2017, with some models expected out later this calendar year.’