Nel Hydrogen Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of hydrogen technology providers Nel ASA (Nel), has received a purchase order from Nikola Corporation (Nikola), a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and infrastructure solutions, for 85 MW alkaline electrolysers related to the deployment of the world’s first 8 tonne-per-day hydrogen fueling stations.
The purchase order has a value in excess of US$30 million, and the electrolysers will primarily be delivered from the new electrolyser mega-factory currently under development in Norway. This purchase order will support Nikola’s five initial stations with 8 tonne-per-day hydrogen production capacity.
We’re very excited to have reached this landmark milestone with Nikola. Since our partnership began in 2017, we have been working together to develop a massive large-scale hydrogen fueling station. It’s been amazing to see the significant progress made by the Nikola team specific to vehicle development and the station design, and now we are ready to start building. The framework agreement was one of the key triggers for deciding to develop our alkaline electrolyser mega-factory in Norway, and has enabled Nikola to reserve capacity in the new plant,said Jon André Løkke, CEO of Nel.
The remaining equipment will be covered by a separate purchase order that is expected to be finalized within the coming months.
We are building the largest hydrogen network in the world and I couldn’t be prouder to have Nel part of it. These electrolysers will support five heavy-duty hydrogen stations which will cover multiple states and trucking routes in the USA. The future of clean transportation is here, and fleets are lining up to be part of the transition with Nikola, said Trevor Milton, Nikola Corporation’s Founder and Executive Chairman.
The purchase order is subject to final approval by Nel.