Wolftank Group secures a €19.5 million contract to build a cutting-edge hydrogen refueling infrastructure for trains in northern Italy.
Wolftank Group, a prominent player in energy solutions, has landed a significant contract from Siram Veolia to spearhead the construction of a hydrogen refueling infrastructure dedicated to trains in northern Italy. The ambitious project, valued at €19.5 million, encompasses the establishment of a state-of-the-art refueling facility that will integrate advanced technologies and software solutions developed by the Wolftank Group.
The timeline for the project sets the delivery of the first hydrogen-powered train in 2024, followed by an additional five trains expected to be operational by spring 2025. The comprehensive system is slated for full operation in April 2025, marking a crucial milestone in the region’s transition to sustainable transportation.
The primary goal of this initiative is to establish a robust and efficient hydrogen refueling infrastructure tailored specifically for trains. Hydrogen-powered trains are gaining traction as a cleaner and more sustainable alternative to traditional diesel-powered locomotives. The integration of such refueling facilities is a pivotal step in expanding the adoption of hydrogen-based transportation, contributing significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The project aligns with broader efforts across Europe to embrace green hydrogen as a key player in the clean energy transition. The initiative not only facilitates the use of hydrogen in the transportation sector but also bolsters the hydrogen value chain by creating demand for green hydrogen production.
Wolftank Group’s involvement in the project emphasizes the integration of cutting-edge technologies and software solutions within the refueling facility. The details of these technologies, however, are yet to be disclosed. The focus is likely to be on ensuring the efficiency, safety, and reliability of the refueling process, in addition to exploring innovations that enhance the overall hydrogen-powered train experience.