Haskel Hydrogen Systems’ hydrogen station and dispenser technology is set to be deployed at Australia’s first commercial, hydrogen-powered heavy vehicle refuelling station at Port Kembla, New South Wales.

The hydrogen specialist on Wednesday (1st Nov) confirmed that it has received an order from Australian-owned gases company Coregas for its technology, which will be used to fill a number of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), including Hyon Hymax-450 prime movers. 

In addition to the station and dispenser technology, Haskel will also provide the hydrogen refuelling station which will be located at Coregas’ Port Kembla facility. Once operational, the system will take hydrogen from Coregas’ plant, compress it at 350bar, and deliver it to a dispenser at the vehicle fuelling station 50 miles away.

Stephen Learney, Vice-President and General Manager of Haskel, said, “Haskel are proud to be working with Coregas to support the adoption of hydrogen technology in Australia’s transport sector.”

“We have worked with Coregas for many years through our local representation in Australia and are pleased to be able to continue our partnership to collaborate on this truly ground-breaking project.”

Alan Watkins, Executive General Manager at Coregas, added, “Coregas is actively supporting the development of Australia’s hydrogen economy and using hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the transport sector is a key priority for us.”

“We believe the shorter refuelling times, longer range, and higher payloads of hydrogen-powered heavy vehicles compared to equivalent battery electric vehicles means they will have a crucial role to play in making Australia’s transport sector sustainable.”

Watkins continued, “We are proud to be leading by example by operating our own Hyzon hydrogen-powered heavy vehicles from next year and expect strong interest from other organisations in accessing our hydrogen refuelling station in Port Kembla when it comes online.”