Hydrogen Refuelling Site for Indian Train Project to be Developed
GreenH Electrolysis has agreed to develop a hydrogen production and refuelling station to support India’s ‘first’ hydrogen-powered train.
The joint venture between H2B2 Electrolysis Technologies and GR Promoter Group entered a contract with Medha Servo Drives, agreeing to build the facilities in Jind, Haryana.
Under the Indian Railways ‘Hydrogen for Heritage’ initiative, Medha was awarded a contract for a pilot project to retrofit a Diesel Electric Multiple Unit rake, on the Sonipat-Jind section to hydrogen.
The JV will supply a 1MW electrolyser which will operate round the clock and boast a capacity of 420kg per day of hydrogen. The refuelling infrastructure is expected to integrate 3,000kg of hydrogen storage, hydrogen compressors, and two hydrogen dispensers.
It will see the hydrogen production and refuelling station be a turn-key solution, providing full support to the end user through long-term service agreement for operation and maintenance purposes.
Indian Railways plans to operate 35 hydrogen-powered trains as part of the initiative. The first will be run between Jind and Sonipat and are anticipated to begin in 2024.