H2 refuelling infrastructure is an integral part of efficient & commercially effective operation.
HYDROGEN REFUELLING STATION
The port of Antwerp will house the first dual use (maritime and public) H2 station in the world.
In the Port of Antwerp, CMB will install the world’s first marine hydrogen refuelling station which can also be used by public transport, such as cars and buses.
The station will feature:
• 1MW PEM electrolyser.
• 2stage 950bar H2 compressor.
• 1 refilling station for cars (700bar).
• 1 refilling station for busses and trucks (350bar).
• Refilling station for 2 trailers (up to 500bar).
• 500bar hydrogen buffer
• Marine bunkering location (200 & 350bar).
• 3 electric fast chargers.
The tube trailer station has dual uses:
• Provide storage for the produced green hydrogen.
• Supply high pressure feed for filling up a vessel within a short time frame.
MOBILE HYDROGEN REFUELLER
In collaboration with Fuel Cell Systems, CMB designed, developed & built the FCS Mobile Refuelling Station.
The first of its kind in the world, this Mobile Refueller was built on the chassis of an Isuzu N75. It is capable of supplying 65kg of hydrogen to vehicles at both 350 and 700 bar.
The mobile capabilities mean that it can fill in the gaps in the existing static hydrogen refuelling station network across the UK.
It also facilitates hydrogen refuelling during vehicle fleet trials.
A second refueller of the same design is due to be completed mid-2020.
CASCADE HYDROGEN REFUELLING
CMB has developed a hydrogen refuelling model from the ground up.
Cascade storage involves individual storage vessels controlled by valves that are switched in sequence. Cascade storage works on the principle that banks of vessels at different pressures can more efficiently fill a vehicle than operation of the total storage capacity as a unit at a common pressure. In a cascade storage operation the compressor fills the ground storage vessels, which in turn fill the vehicles’ storage.
The CMB model allows for simulation of different cascade storage arrangements (volume and pressure), and the influence of multiple nozzles on refuelling times and end pressures.