6 May 2020
Clean energy solutions provider, Logan Energy, has been selected to supply and maintain three hydrogen tube trailers for a six-figure green hydrogen project in Northern Ireland.
The tube trailers – trucks that carry compressed hydrogen – will be used for the transportation of green hydrogen produced from an electrolyser located at a wind farm in County Antrim, owned and operated by Energia Group, the NI leading energy supplier.
The hydrogen will be transported to Belfast’s main public transport depot, where it will power a fleet of Translink double decker fuel-cell buses, using a refuelling station to be supplied and maintained by Logan Energy.
The firm was selected by Irish gas and electricity supplier, Energia, which is a Lead Partner organisation in the €9m EU-funded ‘GenCOMM’ project. GenCOMM aims to address sustainability challenges of communities in Northwest Europe through the implementation of smart hydrogen-based energy and commercial models.
Funded by the Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) Programme, the aim is to foster transnational cooperation to make the area a key economic player and an attractive place to work and live, with high levels of innovation, sustainability and cohesion.
Logan Energy was selected for the five-year contract by Energia after proposing the most innovative and cost-effective tube trailer solution with its trailer suppliers, Calvera. Furthermore, Logan Energy plans to expand its experienced network of maintenance staff in order to provide ongoing maintenance and assistance throughout the project.
Bill Ireland, CEO of Logan Energy, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Energia as a key technology provider for this integrated project; one that will technically and financially validate the renewable hydrogen value chain.
“As well as offering the best technical and economic solution, we believe we were selected to be the supplier of choice due to our strong track record in supplying and maintaining hydrogen technology for other key hydrogen projects across Europe and the UK, such as the Levenmouth Community Energy Project, SEAFUEL and in Orkney for EMEC.”
He continued: “This contract is significant for us because it shows that our extensive technical track record of hydrogen systems, and proven ability to delivery, is valued by key players such as Energia, but it also demonstrates a viable renewable hydrogen supply and demand scenario that we can replicate in towns and cities throughout the UK, Europe and further afield.”