Pressure Technologies plc’s subsidiary Chesterfield Special Cylinders has secured the first order under a five-year framework agreement with Shell to supply high-pressure storage for their hydrogen refueling station in Emmen, Netherlands, as first announced in the company’s interim results on 15 June 2021.
The Emmen refueling station, which is part of Shell’s larger plan for hydrogen refueling infrastructure to support the growth of zero-emission public transportation and commercial vehicle networks in the region, will be operational in mid-2022.
Chesterfield Special Cylinders, based in Sheffield, designed the hydrogen storage solution for Shell, incorporating an optimized Type 1 steel cylinder design that meets stringent international standards and allows for future expansion. Using Chesterfield’s Integrity Management services, the storage has also been configured to enable cost-effective in-situ inspection and recertification with maximum availability.
Chris Walters, Chief Executive of Pressure Technologies, commented: “We are delighted to receive this first order from Shell under the five-year framework agreement announced in June 2020, as we continue to make strong progress in the fast-developing hydrogen energy market.
“The design, manufacture and maintenance of systems for pressurised hydrogen storage require specialist knowledge and expertise. Working closely with Shell, the Chesterfield Special Cylinders’ team has developed a safe and cost-effective modular design that combines our technical and operational experience in hydrogen storage built over many years.
“We are looking forward to supporting Shell further with their plans for hydrogen infrastructure and clean energy transport across Europe.”