VIVA ENERGY HYDROGEN SERVICE STATION ON TRACK
The Geelong project has passed several significant milestones and is on track for delivery in late 2023
Viva Energy recently announced further significant steps towards delivery of its industry-leading hydrogen refuelling station.
Viva Energy has placed orders for a 2.5MW electrolyser for the creation of green hydrogen as well as a fast-fuelling hydrogen dispensing system capable of refuelling multiple vehicles at once.
This equipment will be the first of its kind in the Australian market and is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2023.
The containerised electrolyser is being provided by Nel Hydrogen US, a subsidiary of Nel ASA in Norway, together with its local partner ENGV, and is expected to be the largest in Australia by a considerable margin. Once installed, it will be at least twice the size of any other electrolyser producing green hydrogen in the country.
In addition, Viva Energy is partnering with Air Liquide for the provision of a ‘fast fill’ hydrogen refuelling package designed to refuel at least 10 trucks or busses consecutively.
This leading-edge system will be the largest in Australia and will be capable of dispensing 300kg of hydrogen in under two hours, providing Viva Energy’s hydrogen customers with a similar refuelling experience to today’s traditional service station.
Together, this equipment will provide Viva Energy with the capacity to generate and deliver more than 1,000 kilograms of green hydrogen per day, powering a fleet of at least 15 hydrogen fuel cell heavy vehicles.
Viva Energy says these are critical first steps in its vision to establish Australia’s most ambitious hydrogen mobility project, which is expected to be the catalyst for a network of hydrogen refuelling stations reaching from Geelong and Melbourne to Sydney and Brisbane.
Viva Energy’s hydrogen mobility project was made possible through $22.8 million funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and $1 million from the Victorian Government’s Renewable Hydrogen Commercialisation Pathways Fund.
For more information, visit www.vivaenergy.com.au