Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Ports of Stockholm to open hydrogen fueling station for work vehicles

Hydrogen has long been recognized as an alternative to fossil fuels. Even though hydrogen still has challenges to overcome, there is little doubt that it will play a key role in a clean, secure, and affordable energy future.

Ports of Stockholm is investing in hydrogen and is beginning the procurement process for a hydrogen fueling station at Stockholm Norvik Port. Hydrogen fuel is part of achieving the environmental target of fossil fuel-free truck operations by 2025.

The procurement will involve delivery and bringing into operation a station for refueling vehicles with hydrogen and a distribution agreement for hydrogen.

“Hydrogen will play a crucial role in converting to fossil fuel-free transport, both on land and at sea. This hydrogen fueling station is part of converting our work vehicles to run on hydrogen and is the first step towards achieving Ports of Stockholm’s goal for our work vehicles to operate fossil fuel-free by 2025,” says Johan Wallén, CCO Ports of Stockholm.

The agreement is anticipated to be in effect no later than January 2023. The investment in hydrogen is part of achieving Ports of Stockholm’s environmental goal of entirely fossil fuel-free operations by 2030.

Port of Stockholm works actively, long-term, and strategically for sustainable port operations and shipping and has set high environmental targets. Ports of Stockholm has been awarded quality and environmental ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications, which means that the company operates in a structured and systematic way to achieve continuous improvements and reduce environmental impacts. The company also reports sustainability according to Core level GRI Standards.