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Urban Mobility: Nel ASA Receives Order For Several Hydrogen Fueling Station Modules From France

Oslo, Norway - Nel Hydrogen Fueling, a subsidiary of Norwegian hydrogen company Nel ASA, has received an order from French hydrogen joint venture Hysetco for several hydrogen fueling station modules of the type H2StationTM.

The systems will be used for refueling light-duty fuel cell vehicles in Paris. The installation of the H2StationTM modules at the future Hysetco station in Le Bourget is to be partly financed with support from the FCH JU (Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking) public-private partnership. It is planned that the facilities will be operational in 2022. The parties have agreed not to disclose the contract value.

"We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen as supplier for hydrogen fueling station equipment by HysetCo and are looking forward to support HysetCo’s efforts in developing the hydrogen mobility infrastructure in France," says Martin Pfandl, sales and business development director EMEA at Nel Hydrogen Fueling.

The Hysetco hydrogen joint venture involves STEP (Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien), Air Liquide, Toyota and Kouros. In May 2021, the French energy group Total also joined the joint venture by acquiring a 20 percent stake. Hysetco is dedicated to hydrogen mobility in cities.

Under the Hype label, a hydrogen project was initiated as part of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 21 in 2015 to demonstrate the feasibility of using zero-emission hydrogen vehicles on a large scale for urban mobility in the Ile-de-France region (Paris metropolitan area). In January 2021, Hysetco had taken over the Slota cab company with 600 cabs, which will gradually be replaced by Toyota Mirai vehicles with fuel cell technology.

Source: IWR Online, 24 Mar 2022