HRS and Burckhardt Compression today (7th June) announce signing a supply contract for the delivery of several diaphragm compressors.
They will be integrated into HRS hydrogen refuelling stations with over one tonne/day capacity.
The aim is to provide refuelling solutions for intensive market use, with over one tonne/day, to meet the market demand for heavy transport (bus, trucks, ports) and light commercial vehicles (taxi fleets). The partnership also provides a joint response to new market opportunities, particularly to future demand in the hydrogen mobility market (boats, trains, aircraft, etc.).
Burckhardt Compression and HRS have thus pooled their know-how to develop large-capacity hydrogen refuelling stations. A design for 1-2 tons per day stations has been drawn up using specific compressors produced by Burckhardt Compression and taking industrialisation constraints into account, which should lead to Capex optimisation in the long run.
The two-year contract secures a stock of several of these compressors, which can be delivered to HRS within a few weeks. This will be necessary to respond swiftly to the expected ramp-up in demand for large-capacity stations, which is already strong. It also activates HRS’ order for the first two units, which will enable the first 1 ton per day stations in its order backlog to go into production.
Fabrice Billard, CEO of Burckhardt Compression, said, “We are very pleased that the recent partnership between our two companies has resulted in a first significant order for compressors. We are convinced that this innovative agreement will support the hydrogen mobility in France and the decarbonisation of transportation.”
Hassen Rachedi, Founder and CEO of HRS, said, “The integration of their unique technologic know-how into our stations will allow us to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen mobility. This partnership, which accentuates our presence in Switzerland and our European footprint, is also a further step towards the structuring of our industry, an ambition that we carry with conviction at HRS!”