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London mayor wants to decarbonize bus network
NEL wins order for hydrogen filling station for transport to London
Collaboration with consulting company LineSight
Decarbonizing the London Bus Network
As LineSight explains on its website, the Mayor of London has set a target to decarbonize the London bus network as a transport strategy – all 9,000 buses currently in service in London are to be powered by electricity or hydrogen by 2037. . As part of this programme, NEL has been awarded a contract to supply TfL with a hydrogen filling station that will supply fuel to the 20 hydrogen buses currently in service in West London. It is a one million dollar contract which also includes a ten year service and maintenance contract.
Linesight clarified in its announcement that the buses are already a competitive alternative to battery buses and will close the cost gap in the current fleet in the near future. With the help of the new hydrogen filling station, it should be possible to refuel hydrogen buses in a matter of minutes – which matches the refueling time of conventional buses and is therefore a big step forward. Hydrogen buses can store more energy than comparable buses and can therefore be used over long distances.
Collaboration between Linesight and NEL
The collaboration between Linesight and NEL has been in existence since 2019. LineSight provides project and cost management services as part of the NEL TfL project.
“Transport for London (TfL) paves the way for a sustainable company by 2037, and to date it has been a privilege to work with them on their hydrogen-powered bus program. Our collaboration with LineSight has resulted in clear stakeholder management and Priority is there. Critical activities that allow us to meet TfL’s expectations and efficiently open hydrogen tank systems. Linesight has played a key role in the Periwell project in sourcing critical and tailored work packages that allow the project to be delivered to the end user. We look forward to working with LineSight on future projects across Europe,” LineSight quoted Carsten Poulsen, Vice President Operations at NEL Hydrogen Fueling, about the joint project.
Michael Riordan, UK Managing Director at LineSight, explains: “NEL is the global leader when it comes to supplying generations with clean, green energy for ever. Its cutting-edge technology enables people and companies to use hydrogen in everyday life. It was and is an exciting and collaborative partnership with NEL for LineSight. We are investing heavily in the renewable energy sector and bringing our decades of experience and deep expertise into planning, project and cost management solutions that Our customers and their needs provide verifiable added value”.
In addition to the TfL project, in June NEL announced a collaboration with the NEL Hydrogen Electrolyzer Division. Fossil free hydrogen plant in Hofors, Sweden, with partners Ovaco, Volvo, Hitachi ABB Power Grid Sweden and H2 Green Steel. In addition, NEL Hydrogen Electrolyzer signed a framework agreement with Howden, a leading manufacturer of gas handling solutions, to supply hydrogen compressors for NEL’s electrolysers.
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