Hexagon Purus, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Wystrach GmbH (Wystrach) has received a follow-on order for hydrogen distribution systems from Pak Pce Biopaliwa I Wodór (a company owned by ZE PAK).
ZE PAK and GRUPA POLSAT PLUS are strategically investing in hydrogen activities across the industrial and mobility sectors to contribute to their joint strategy to accelerate the ongoing green shift in Poland, where hydrogen will play an integral part to decarbonise “hard to abate” sectors.
The follow-on order can be viewed in conjunction with the announcement in Hexagon Purus’ Q4 2021 presentation for hydrogen distribution systems and mobile hydrogen refuelling stations. The value of the follow-on order is approximately EUR 3.5 million (around NOK 36 million). The delivery of the hydrogen distribution systems is scheduled from Q1 to Q2, 2023.
The mobility sectors are accountable for approximately 20% of annual carbon emissions globally, and hydrogen has a significant role in reducing these emissions, particularly in “hard to abate” sectors.
Poland emits more than 400 million tons of carbon emission annually and around 70% of the total energy production is still sourced from coal. Making green hydrogen available is a key prerequisite for the Polish energy sector to transition into zero-emission energy and secure cheaper energy.
On 2 November 2021, the Council of Ministers approved the Polish Hydrogen Strategy for the year 2030 with an outlook to the year 2040. The strategy sets out the main objectives and covers 40 actions for developing a low carbon hydrogen economy in Poland with emphasis on the use of hydrogen in the energy, transport, and industry sectors. Within transport, key goals of 2030 include the capacity for 2 GW electrolysers, the roll-out of 800-1,000 new FCEV buses and the installation of a minimum of 32 hydrogen refuelling stations.
Maciej Stec, Vice President of the Management Board for Strategy, Polsat Plus Group and Member of the Supervisory Board of ZE PAK SA, said, “As a Group, we want to change the world, and the world is turning to green hydrogen. It will play an important role in the global energy transformation.”
Matthias Kötter, Head of Wystrach Sales, Hexagon Purus, said, “Hydrogen is gathering strong momentum as a key energy transition pillar towards zero-emission, and it plays an important role within the “hard to abate” sectors to decarbonise our society.”