ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement (“the Agreement”) with The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) to deploy a Hydrogen Refuelling Station (HRS) at the CEME site in Rainham.
The CEME campus is ideally located on the A13 one of the main East London arterial roads between London City Airport and the M25, providing publically accessible refueling infrastructure to East London. The CEME site has one of the largest arrays of photo voltaic’s in the south of England, consisting of 717 panels designed to supply 115 kW’s, which will provide power to the station. The station will be deployed as part of the HyFIVE project and will open to the public in Q2 2016
HyFive, funded by the EU FCH JU (Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking), is a pioneering £31 million project involving leading motor manufacturers, hydrogen fuel suppliers, the Mayor of London’s Office and energy consultancies to make hydrogen vehicles a viable and environmentally friendly choice for motorists across Europe.
ITM Power was selected by the Hydrogen London to be the Hydrogen Refuelling Station partner for London. This resulted in an award of contract to supply three ITM Power electrolyser-based refuelling stations.
These three stations will be part of three European regions deploying six 700bar hydrogen refuelling stations and incorporate 12 existing stations in the project. The fuelling station networks will offer hydrogen as a genuine fuelling choice for end users. ITM Power’s first HyFive station will be delivered to the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington in October 2015.
Dr Graham Cooley, CEO, ITM Power, commented: “ITM are delighted to announce the agreement with CEME. The deployment of a solar hydrogen refueling station at CEME will provide essential refueling infrastructure for East London.”
Bill Williams CEO, CEME, commented: “As London’s Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence CEME is excited to welcome this agreement with ITM. A technology leading solar hydrogen refuelling station is great news for East London”