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Chesterfield Special Cylinders signs framework agreement with Shell

JG Automotive News, Automotive News

UK-based high pressure gas containment specialist Chesterfield Special Cylinders (CSC) has signed a five-year Framework Agreement with Shell Hydrogen to supply hydrogen storage cylinders for use at refuelling stations across Europe.

H2 View understands the agreement is for ground storage solutions, with CSC having developed a ‘highly effective’ solution for Shell’s hydrogen storage requirements.

Shell became the first branded fuel retailer to sell hydrogen at one of its retail sites in the UK in 2017, and has since grown its network of hydrogen stations across Europe and North America to encourage the adoption of hydrogen in transport systems.

A ground storage unit is required to safely store hydrogen under pressure and, with territorial differences in standards, Shell needed a specialist partner to provide a precise, highly reliable and versatile technical solution.

Through a collaborative partnership, CSC has designed a solution that meets the needs of both the European and US required standards, claiming to bring the first standardised solution of its kind to market.

News of the agreement comes after a historic few days for hydrogen in Europe, with the European Commission yesterday unveiling its keenly anticipated hydrogen strategy aimed at decarbonising hydrogen production and expanding its use in sectors where it can replace fossil fuels.

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