PKN ORLEN is planning to construct three public hydrogen refuelling stations in the Polish cities of Wałbrzych, Poznań and Katowice. Hydrogen Industry Leaders looks at how this will support Poland’s transport to become more sustainable.
The Poznań and Katowice stations in Poland will be launched in the second half of 2023, while the development in Wałbrzych is expected to be in service by early 2025.
ORLEN has said that building the new stations is set to partly rely on financial support from the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management’s support for electric vehicle charging and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure programme.
In addition to this, funding for the Poznań and Katowice stations has also been awarded by the EU’s CEF Transition Blending Facility.
Across Central Europe by 2030, ORLEN is planning to establish more than 100 hydrogen stations. The aim is to serve road and trail transport vehicles in the private, public, and cargo sectors.