“With four 40 ft containers, the storage system has the capacity to hold 4,400 kg of hydrogen. When integrated into the planned refueling station infrastructure, the storage system will be able to service all 27 of the fuel-cell trains currently envisaged for the fleet,” says Elmar Horn, Technical Project Manager at Infraserv Höchst.
Wystrach designs, develops, and builds the containers in Weeze, Germany. “The system incorporates Type IV cylinders for 500-bar storage, providing an optimum cost-benefit ratio,” says Wolfgang Wolter, CEO Sales at Wystrach. “What’s special about our hydrogen storage system is that it’s essentially a stationary solution, but if required, it can be transported on a chassis. ADR certification offers great flexibility for this use case.”
Based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Infraserv Höchst is a leader in developing research and production sites in partnership with chemical and pharmaceutical companies. It operates sites primarily for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, providing the companies based there with on-site services and products. The services Infraserv offers range from utilities, waste management, grid and pipeline operation to site services, facility management, health and safety, and environmental protection. It also provides logistics, training, and process equipment services through subsidiaries.
Wystrach is a systems supplier for the entire hydrogen supply chain, starting with electrolysis. As a high-pressure specialist, Wystrach designs and builds systems for hydrogen and other gases, including stationary bundles and storage systems, but also transport solutions and tank systems for trains, buses, and trucks. Its portfolio also comprises the WyRefueler range of flexible hydrogen refueling stations. In addition to in-house design and production capabilities, Wystrach offers end-to-end service packages for assembly, commissioning, and maintenance, and also provides support on approval matters. With over 30 years’ experience in the field of high-pressure storage solutions, the company has built up its expertise with a special focus on quality and safety. Wystrach is a family-owned company based in the Lower Rhine region of Germany and employs around 200 people.
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