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Nel awarded framework contract for hydrogen fuelling stations in California

Nel Hydrogen Solutions has announced that it has entered into a framework contract for the supply, construction and maintenance of "H2Station" hydrogen fuelling stations in California, following the California Energy Commission's Notice of Proposed Awards for the Grant Funding Opportunity GFO-15-605.

A Nel A – Atmospheric Electrolyser (photo courtesy Nel Hydrogen Solutions).

A Nel A – Atmospheric Electrolyser (photo courtesy Nel Hydrogen Solutions).

Nel Hydrogen Solutions, a division of Norway-headed Nel ASA, has announced that it has entered into a framework contract for the supply, construction and maintenance of its “H2Station” hydrogen fueling stations in California, following the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Notice of Proposed Awards for the Grant Funding Opportunity GFO-15-605.

– This framework contract represents a major milestone for Nel, and opens significant opportunities in the fast developing US hydrogen market. We are very proud to have been exclusively chosen to deliver H2Stations to our customer in California. We look forward to working with our partner to roll out their Californian hydrogen fuelling network, said Mikael Sloth, Director of Business Development at Nel in a statement.

The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced on 17 February the Notice of Proposed Awards (NOPA) for the Grant Funding Opportunity GFO-15-605 on the construction and operation of fuelling stations in California. Following the NOPA announcement, Nel and an undisclosed partner finalised the framework contract for the exclusive supply, construction and maintenance for its hydrogen refuelling stations in California.

Rather than getting a direct allocation through Nel’s US subsidiary Everfuel Inc., the allocation hydrogen fuelling stations came through this third party partner of Nel, the name of which will remain undisclosed until the details in the allocation document has been assessed. The exact value of the contract and delivery details will also be disclosed later.

– This is our largest single order for fuelling stations ever, and represents the best possible start of our entry into the Californian market. We look forward to supplying our partner with technology as well as support through service and maintenance. We are also in good dialogue with other applicants and are therefore in position to deliver even additional H2Station technology to other grants recipients, said Jon André Løkke, Chief Executive Officer of Nel.

 

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