APL is gearing up for the mobility of the future
Milestone for APL: Since June, the newly built trailer station at the Landau site and a first hydrogen trailer from the company Westfalen AG, have ensured the hydrogen supply and thus the testing of fuel cell drives. This enables uninterrupted operation and strong scalability — based on customer requirements.
It was also a special day for the project team. The team was there live when the trailer was connected to the APL hydrogen network. Alexander Neber, Project Manager Hydrogen Supply at APL, said: : “I am proud of how we as a team here at the Landau site have successfully set up this infrastructure measure in such a short time. Many colleagues from APL and Westfalen worked together and achieved this milestone through their dedication and expertise. We are pleased to have a scalable and reliable supply that lays the foundation for our hydrogen activities, so that we can contribute to the development of future propulsion systems together with our customers.”
It is planned that in future two trailers will supply the test benches with hydrogen — but in principle there is room for up to four trailers at the trailer station. Around 3.5 million m³ of hydrogen will flow annually through the APL hydrogen network to the test stands. There, the fuel cell drives are subjected to endurance testing as part of their development and put through their paces, or tested for their system performance and consumption figures.
“We are very pleased to be able to support APL with hydrogen and thus further promote the development of environmentally friendly technologies in the field of mobility. What is also particularly nice about this cooperation is that two medium-sized companies meet at eye level and show how sustainable progress can be shaped together,” explains Björn Bredlo, Specialty Gases Customer Advisor at Westfalen.
With the hydrogen trailer, APL is not only setting the course for the decarbonisation of the mobility sector and an energy carrier of the future, but can also continue to serve its customers optimally and respond to their wishes.
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// APL Group