Burckhardt to supply compressors for hydrogen stations
By Keefe Borden07 June 2022
Burckhardt Compression will supply several diaphragm compressors to HRS to be used in hydrogen refueling stations.
The compressors will be integrated into HRS hydrogen refueling stations with a capacity of over one ton per day. This follows the recent partnership agreement between the two companies signed on March 15.
The aim is to provide refueling solutions for intensive market use, with a capacity of over one ton per day to meet the market demand for heavy transport, which includes bus, trucks and ports, and light commercial vehicles such as taxi fleets.
The partnership also provides a joint response to new market opportunities, particularly to future demand on the hydrogen mobility market.
Burckhardt Compression and HRS have thus pooled their know-how to develop large-capacity hydrogen refueling stations. A design for 1-2 tons per day stations has been drawn up using specific compressors produced by Burckhardt and taking industrialization constraints into account.
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.
The contract 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. As part of the partnership, Burckhardt will promote HRS solutions on its website, as one of its key customers for hydrogen mobility applications.
“We are very pleased that the recent partnership between our two companies has resulted in a first significant order for compressors,” said Burckhardt CEO Fabrice Billard. “We are convinced that this innovative agreement will support the hydrogen mobility in France and the decarbonization of transportation.”
Hassen Rachedi, founder and CEO of HRS, said: “We are following our plan to provide the first large capacity stations in collaboration with our partner Burckhardt Compression. The integration of their unique technologic know-how into our stations will allow us to accelerate the deployment of Burckhardt Compression.”