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Austria: Wiener Stadtwerke Breaks Ground for Company’s First Hydrogen Station

By September 3, 2021 3   min read  (443 words)

September 3, 2021 |

Wiener Stadtwerke Breaks Ground for Companys First Hydrogen Station

Peter Hanke, City Councilor for Finance, Economics and Wiener Stadtwerke, together with Wiener Stadtwerke General Director Martin Krajcsir, broke ground for the company’s first hydrogen filling station for buses and trucks in Leopoldau.

Together with the Floridsdorf district manager Georg Papai, Wiener Linien managing director Günter Steinbauer, Wien Energie managing director Michael Strebl and Wiener Netze managing director Gerhard Fida, Hanke and Krajcsir visited the locations of the Wiener Stadtwerke group companies in the north of Vienna. In addition to the Leopoldau bus garage, the program included the compressor station for the natural gas pipe storage facility and the gas control station for Wiener Netze, as well as a Power2Heat system for district heating from Wien Energie.

“Wiener Stadtwerke and its group companies are the city’s central climate protection partner. No other company has such a leverage effect when it comes to real improvements on the way to climate neutrality. When the hydrogen filling station goes into operation soon and the first hydrogen test bus is on its way is, another important milestone for the future climate of the Vienna metropolitan region is being set here in Leopoldau, “said City Councilor Hanke at the groundbreaking ceremony.

Zwtl .: Green hydrogen for the bus fleet of the future

“Here in Leopoldau, it is particularly easy to see how far our climate-friendly plans go and what we have planned for the coming years. I think that with green hydrogen for refueling our buses we can close the gap to a completely CO2-neutral drive for our public transport -Create a fleet “, added General Manager Krajcsir.

In Leopoldau, on the northern outskirts of Vienna, the history, the present and the future of Vienna can be felt like hardly anywhere else. The development of the city there has been closely linked to the Wiener Stadtwerke for over a hundred years. It began with the construction of the gasworks in 1910 and extends well into the future with the hydrogen filling station for buses and trucks built by Wiener Netzen. Wiener Stadtwerke is once again assuming a pioneering role and is now implementing the major renovation.

Using hydrogen as an example: Wiener Stadtwerke are the only ones in the metropolitan region of Vienna that produce, refuel and consume hydrogen themselves. Because its use is particularly useful in mobility where a particularly large amount of energy is required, such as in large buses or trucks. Wiener Linien’s first hydrogen bus will make its first laps this year. At the same time, the petrol station will also be completed. The preparatory work for Wien Energie’s electrolysis system, which will supply green hydrogen, has also already begun.

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