Howden, a leading global provider of mission critical air and gas handling products, has supplied three hydrogen compressors for use in the world’s largest hydrogen refuelling station (HRS) for Hypower: the Beijing Daxing HRS in China.
Howden’s hydrogen diaphragm compressor packages were supplied at the refuelling station and Howden’s strong brand reputation, high product quality, reliability and technological strength in the hydrogen market were key to the successful contract.
The Daxing HRS has the capacity to produce 4.8 tonnes per day of hydrogen and refuel up to 600 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, including large vehicles such as trucks and buses. The Daxing HRS is part of the 200,000 square-meter Beijing International Hydrogen Energy Demonstration Zone.
Global Director, Environmental Hydrogen of Howden, Salah Mahdy, comments: “The Howden team is proud to be part of a project which supports the world’s largest hydrogen refuelling station. The project demonstrates Howden’s strengths in quality, reliability, reputation for excellence in customer service and our leadership in the hydrogen compression market. We bring our hydrogen compression expertise of over 100 years to this growing sustainable fuel market and are pleased to support production of carbon-neutral fuels from renewable energy.”
The Howden team in China responded to a short lead time requirement and worked closely with HyPower to provide the solution necessary to keep this important HRS running. Howden has a long history and strong presence in China with over 1,000 employees operating in offices and service centres across seven cities and a large manufacturing centre that serves customers across the country.
Howden focuses on helping customers increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their air and gas handling processes, enabling them to make sustainable improvements in their environmental impact. Howden designs, manufactures and supplies products, solutions and services to customers around the world across highly diversified end-markets and geographies.
With over 100 years of experience in the compression of hydrogen, Howden plays a key role across the hydrogen value chain with its industry leading, broad compression technologies and solutions.