GreenH Electrolysis to build hydrogen production and refueling station for India’s first hydrogen train

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GreenH Electrolysis (GreenH), a joint venture between H2B2 Electrolysis Technologies and GR Promoter Group, has secured a contract with Medha Servo Drives (Medha) to build a hydrogen production and refueling station in Jind, Haryana, to supply hydrogen for India’s first hydrogen train under the Indian Railways’ “Hydrogen for Heritage” initiative.

Indian Railways awarded a contract to Medha for a pilot project to retrofit diesel electric multiple unit rake, on the Sonipat-Jind section, from diesel to a hydrogen-powered train, as part of efforts to achieve its net-zero emissions goal.

Medha contracted GreenH to provide the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a hydrogen production and refueling station for this groundbreaking project. GreenH will provide the necessary equipment from its newly constructed PEM electrolyzer manufacturing plant in the Jhajjar district of Haryana.

The hydrogen production and refueling station is expected to deploy a comprehensive system to both produce hydrogen and refuel the trains daily.

“To achieve the first stage, a 1 MW electrolyzer, supplied by GreenH, will operate round the clock with an expected capacity of 420 kg/day of hydrogen. The refueling infrastructure is expected to integrate 3,000 kg hydrogen storage, hydrogen compressors, and two hydrogen dispensers with pre-cooler integration, allowing for quick refueling of the trains,” stated GreenH.

“The hydrogen production and refueling station is expected to be a turn-key solution, comprising all the technical disciplines (process, electrical, instrumentation and control, safety, etc.), and providing full support to the end user through a long-term service agreement for operation and maintenance purposes.”

The Indian Railways plans to operate 35 hydrogen trains as part of the “Hydrogen for Heritage” initiative. The first of these hydrogen-fueled trains will run between Jind and Sonipat and will be flagged off next year.

GreenH Electrolysis is a green hydrogen technology company manufacturing electrolyzers in India. It offers a range of solutions to suit varied client requirements including plug & play electrolyzers, integrated solutions for large capacities, and development of green hydrogen plants.

H2B2 Electrolysis Technologies, Inc. is a global, vertically integrated provider of green hydrogen energy systems, services, and equipment, with its own water electrolysis technology. H2B2’s suite of products and services span the production and transport of hydrogen, from design through operation.

GR Promoter Group, through its flagship company G R Infraprojects, provides integrated EPC and project development services with more than two decades of experience in design, construction and O&M of various road, railway, metro, and power transmission & distribution projects pan India. With the in-roads into the green hydrogen domain, it is now extending their footprint into the energy development business.

Medha, established in the year 1984, is an R&D intensive company for railway products. Its strength lies in designing, customizing and integrating systems that involve multiple functional domains such as control electronics, power electronics, fail safety and mechanical construction.

 

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