Coregas (part of Wesfarmers Group) has bought a hydrogen refuelling station and dispenser from Haskel Hydrogen Systems Group.
Haskel Hydrogen Systems Group will provide the hydrogen refuelling system to be used at the Port Kembla facility. The system will take hydrogen from the Coregas plant, compress it to 350 bar, and deliver it to a dispenser at the vehicle fuelling station 50 metres away.
The station will be installed at Australia’s first commercial, hydrogen-powered heavy vehicle refuelling station at Coregas’s hydrogen production facility at the Bluescope Port Kembla site, New South Wales, Australia.
It will come online in the second half of 2022 and will be used to fill hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicles, including Coregas’s own Hyzon Hymax-450 prime movers. The hydrogen refuelling station will enable the deployment of a fleet of hydrogen-powered prime mover vehicles in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region.
Alan Watkins, Coregas Executive GM, said. “We believe the shorter refuelling times, longer range, and higher payloads of hydrogen-powered heavy vehicles compared to equivalent battery electric vehicles means they will have a crucial role to play in making Australia’s transport sector sustainable.”
Stephen Learney, VP at Haskel, said, “Haskel are proud to be working with Coregas to support the adoption of hydrogen technology in Australia’s transport sector.”