The cause of a hydrogen station explosion in Norway remains unknown, said the station operator Nel ASA.

Earlier this week on Monday (10th June), the Kjørbo hydrogen station, located just outside of Oslo, caught fire at around 17:40 CET.

Nel said the fire was contained just after 20:00 CET and no serious injuries were reported.

As one of the main equipment suppliers to the station, Nel immediately mobilised expert personnel to the scene and is actively contributing to the ongoing investigation.

“It is too early to speculate in the cause of the incident,” said Jon André Løkke, CEO of Nel.

“Safety remains the core of our operations and we’re providing all relevant technical assistance in the ongoing investigation.”

“In addition to immediately mobilizing our personnel to the scene, we have also brought in our experts from Denmark overnight. We will continue to work closely with all relevant parties to determine the root cause.”

“We are grateful for the swift work of emergency responders and that no major injuries have been reported.”