Saudi Aramco and Air Products have teamed-up to build the first retail hydrogen fueling station in Saudi Arabia, which will use Bennett Hydrogen Fuel Dispensers.
The station, set to open in the second quarter of 2019, will feature Air Products’ proprietary SmartFuel hydrogen fueling technology to supply vehicles with compressed hydrogen through Bennett Dispensers. The site will collect valuable information that will be used in future hydrogen fuel cell applications in the region. Toyota Motor Corporation will supply Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicles for testing in this project.
“Hydrogen fuel cells offer an effective means for the electrification of transport while maintaining easy, 5 minute refueling and long driving ranges,” said Chief Technology Officer of Saudi Aramco, Ahmad O. Al Khowaiter.
“We are honored to work on another venture with Saudi Aramco to establish and develop a sustainable hydrocarbon-based hydrogen supply system” said Executive Vice President at Air Products, Dr. Samir Serhan.
“Bennett is excited to be chosen to participate in this evolutionary middle-eastern project;” said Senior Vice President of Bennett, James Collier.
About Bennett Pump Company
Bennett Pump Company based in Spring Lake, MI, USA is a leader in fuel dispensing technology and equipment for retail and commercial applications as well as alternative clean fuels technology. The company, which began in 1919, is celebrating its 100-year anniversary while memorializing the founders famous quote; “ALL WE HAVE HERE IS AN AMBITION TO SUCCEED” Thomas A Bennett – 1919
About Air Products
Air Products provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases; performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. More than 16,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives.
About Saudi Aramco
Saudi Aramco is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise. Over the past 80 years, Saudi Aramco has become a world leader in hydrocarbons exploration, production, refining, distribution and marketing.