ITM Power is pleased to announce the successful award of a contract to supply three of its electrolyser-based refuelling stations to London under the EU FCH JU funded HyFive project.
The contract is worth approximately £2.8m (€3.3m) to ITM Power and brings the total value of product build under contract to £6.6m.
The three CE marked rapid response grid balancing stations will be the first green hydrogen deployments in London and are expected to be operational in time to coincide with the roll out of fuel cell electric vehicles planned by the major OEM’s.
Leading motor manufacturers, hydrogen fuel suppliers, the Mayor of London’s Office and energy consultancies from around the globe are signing up to the HyFive project, the largest of its kind in Europe, at City Hall in London today. Five different manufacturers have agreed to deploy a total of 110 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles at several European locations (Bolzano, Copenhagen, Innsbruck, London, Munich, Stuttgart) and develop new clusters of hydrogen refuelling stations. Locations are being sought for three new hydrogen refuelling stations in London, one in Aarhus and in Odense (Denmark) and one in Innsbruck (Austria). They are expected to be operational by 2015, by which time some of the manufacturers in the partnership will have started to put hydrogen fuelled cars on sale in some European markets. Using hydrogen gas as a fuel to generate electric power the revolutionary vehicles produce no harmful tailpipe emissions – only water vapour. They have the potential to be more than twice as fuel-efficient as conventionally powered vehicles and operate very quietly.