Hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in New Zealand will receive a significant boost next year (2022), with Haskel Hydrogen Systems and Hiringa Refuelling committing to the roll-out of multiple stations, in a move which they say will “kickstart” the hydrogen transport industry across the country.
The hydrogen-focused firms on Tuesday (Nov 2) signed a long-term agreement that could ultimately see 24 hydrogen fuelling sites operational in New Zealand in the not-so-distant future, supporting the country’s evolving fuel cell vehicle fleet.
To achieve this double-digit rollout, Haskel and Hiringa have committed to opening the first four stations in the North Island next year to support major heavy freight route. Then, the network will expand into the South Island, and so on throughout the next four-five years.
Speaking to H2 View on the plans, Stephen Learney, Haskel’s Global Managing Director, said, “Haskel has partnered with Hiringa to develop an overall refuelling solution that suits the New Zealand market and provides long-term investment in hydrogen mobility.
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