Alstom and Snam have signed a five-year agreement to develop hydrogen trains in Italy.
The agreement aims to develop railway mobility projects including both hydrogen-powered trains and the related technological infrastructure, as well as management and maintenance services, at the beginning of 2021.
As part of the agreement, Alstom will manufacture and maintain newly built or converted hydrogen trains, while Snam will develop the infrastructures for production, transport and refuelling.
This co-operation stems from the joint commitment of the two companies on hydrogen: Alstom has launched the Coradia iLint, the first fuel cell train in the world, which has successfully been in service for one year and half on a regional route in Germany, while Snam has been one of the first companies in the world to experiment a 10% hydrogen injection into the natural gas transportation network.
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