Wystrach supplies tank systems for world’s first hydrogen-powered train

Wystrach supplies tank systems for world’s first hydrogen-powered train

Wystrach has won the contract to provide the tank systems for the world’s first hydrogen-powered train.

Two models of Alstom’s Coradia iLint train have been in regular service in Lower Saxony, Germany for ten months, both producing zero carbon dioxide emissions.

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High-pressure specialist Wystrach is supplying two fuel tank compositions for each railcar as Alstom moves to full-scale production of the train.

“We’re delighted that Alstom awarded us the contract for this prestigious project,” Wystrach’s Managing Director Jochen Wystrach enthused.“For each railcar, we supply two fuel tank compositions, each consisting of four modules plus a control system, which were specially developed for installation on the roof of the trains,” explained Wolfgang Wolter, also Managing Director at Wystrach.

“For each railcar, we supply two fuel tank compositions, each consisting of four modules plus a control system, which were specially developed for installation on the roof of the trains,” explained Wolfgang Wolter, also Managing Director at Wystrach.

With Lower Saxony’s regional public transport organization, Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen, having ordered 14 of the hydrogen-powered trains, its Hessian counterpart, Rhein- Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV), has now followed suit: in May 2019, RMV ordered 27 Coradia iLints— the largest fleet of fuel cell trains in the world.

Alstom is “thoroughly satisified” with how the trains in operation are performing.


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