PKN ORLEN has started the process of selecting a contractor for hydrogen refueling stations. The first stations servicing buses and passenger cars will be built in Poznań and Katowice. Later this year, the company will start building a hydrogen hub in Włocławek.
The development of production and distribution of alternative fuels is an important element of the ORLEN2030 strategy, and the construction of charging stations is part of the ORLEN Group’s comprehensive hydrogen program.
It includes the construction of central sources for the production of high-purity hydrogen in Trzebinia and Włocławek. The hub in Trzebinia is under construction and will be launched by the end of 2021. The investment related to the construction of a hydrogen hub in Włocławek is at the final stage of the procurement procedure. The company plans to start construction this year.
The choice of location for charging stations is the result of agreements concluded with local governments interested in the development of zero-emission public transport. As a result, the investment, hydrogen produced by the ORLEN Group, will supply fuel used commercially by municipal transport systems from the moment it is launched. According to estimates, the demand for hydrogen in each of the locations, depending on the number of buses available in the rolling stock, will amount to 450 to 600 kg of hydrogen per day.
Hydrogen charging points will be located at operating ORLEN fuel stations, at Warszawska Street in Poznań and at Murckowska Street in Katowice. Each of them will have refueling stations for passenger cars and buses.