Steelhead Composites, a global leader in hydrogen storage solutions, announced the addition of a second manufacturing facility in Wheatridge, Colorado.
The new facility will be primarily dedicated to the manufacture of composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs) for compressed hydrogen storage. The plant has been certified by the company’s quality and environmental management systems to ISO 9001, AS9100, and ISO 14001 standards.
Steelhead has increased yearly capacity by investing in modern, state-of-the-art production equipment for testing, automation, filament winding, and plastic molding. Their in-house liner production capability enables customers to acquire the technology necessary to satisfy their permeation, robustness, cost, size, and weight requirements.
“There are intrinsic benefits of both metal-lined and plastic lined pressure vessels based on per-use case,” says Andrew Coors, CEO at Steelhead Composites “and Steelhead is unique in the world of having in-house expertise in manufacturing both classes of liner types.”
As global efforts to decarbonize have increased demand for hydrogen, Steelhead has invested substantially to produce the most modern hydrogen storage options available.
“In the last year, we have received over 1,000 hydrogen-related storage inquiries from 36 countries and as these companies need storage solutions for their zero-emission technologies.” states Marisa Veni Sundy, Director of Business Development at Steelhead Composites. “This expansion is very exciting for me as it expands Steelhead’s role in the upcoming global energy transaction,” she continues.