Image: OMV/Österreichische Post / Gregor Nesvadba

OMV and Österreichische Post AG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the use of green hydrogen in heavy goods transport.

The joint goal is to promote commercial electromobility for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in Austria, powered by hydrogen fuel cells, and to facilitate availability. OMV is one of several partners to have committed to providing green hydrogen and the requisite infrastructure and recently made a final investment decision (FID) together with Kommunalkredit Austria for a 10 MW electrolysis unit at the site in Schwechat. Post plans to introduce test vehicles and integrate them into its existing logistics fleet. Both companies intend to use this to gain experience in operating the hydrogen supply chain and fleet.

OMV and Post have pledged that the first application in Austria be realized no later than 2023. This initiative will remain open to additional companies looking to cooperate in the field of hydrogen. Together, OMV and Post are laying the basis so that by 2030 a total of 2,000 fuel-cell-powered HGVs can be operated in Austria by various users.

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