Tenaris has agreed a partnership with Nel Hydrogen for the development of a hydrogen truck refuelling network in California, US.
Tenaris, a manufacturer of pipes and related services with US headquarters in Houston, and Nel Hydrogen, a Norwegian company dedicated to the development of hydrogen technologies, will supply high pressure solutions for hydrogen storage to be installed by Shell at Long Beach.
The hydrogen truck refuelling network in California aims to reduce emissions along an area that connects the Port of Los Angeles to a major warehouse complex inland.
Two new large capacity heavy-duty hydrogen fuel stations – one near the Port of Los Angeles in Wilmington and another in the warehouse centre of Ontario – are in the commissioning phase to complete the heavy-duty hydrogen fuelling network for the region.
The ‘Shore to Store’ project will scale up in phases, according to Tenaris.
“In addition to the high performance and reliability of Tenaris’s products, during the deployment of this project, we appreciated the on-site customer support provided, in particular for the assistance in the assembly of the large racks for the vessels, which made the difference in assuring high quality levels,” said Kyle McKeown, Product Support and Application Engineering Manager North America at Nel Hydrogen.
The project required complex product development due to the hydrogen embrittlement features and the high working pressures to which the material is subjected to, according to Tenaris.