Haskel Hydrogen Systems Group and Hiringa Energy have together announced the first hydrogen refuelling at one of New Zealand’s newly deployed hydrogen refuelling stations which are set to revolutionise the transportation sector in the region.
Allegedly the first company in New Zealand dedicated to the supply of green hydrogen, Haskel revealed the inaugural fuelling using a mobile refilling system dedicated to commissioning and filling New Zealand’s first FCEV bus at the Rolleston manufacturing plant on Tuesday (6th April).
Utilising the new mobile refuelling system, Haskel’s hydrogen compression system will support the fuelling of buses and trucks up to 350 bar working pressure. The system and station capabilities demonstrate the viability and availability of hydrogen refuelling throughout New Zealand.
In collaboration with Hiringa, the new mobile hydrogen refuelling system is set to be a key component in building New Zealand’s hydrogen infrastructure for the transportation sector with further refuelling stations becoming operational later this year.
Stephen Learney, General Manager of Haskel, said, “We are proud to be part of a trifecta in a world-leading move toward hydrogen mobility. New Zealand is a first-mover, committing to building out the hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in 2021 through this partnership between Hiringa and Haskel Hydrogen Solutions.”
Haskel’s support on the project furthers Hiringa’s ambition to establish one of the world’s first nationwide hydrogen refuelling networks, set to come online in New Zealand throughout 2021.
This is supported by Paul Peverley, Haskel’s Sales Director for Australia and New Zealand, who said, “Partnering with a skilled operator like Hiringa allows us to introduce Haskel’s industry leading products to hydrogen refuelling opportunities in a rapidly advancing region.”
Haskel Hydrogen Systems has previously delivered and installed multiple hydrogen systems globally that have been built to fit the needs of the regions they are serving. The group anticipates increased system deployment and fully fledged refuelling stations later in 2021.