Hexagon Composites' newly acquired subsidiary, xperion Energy & Environment, has received a substantial order for hydrogen high-pressure cylinders from Air Products GmbH in Germany. The X-STORE® high-pressure cylinders will be used in trailers for transportation of hydrogen to German industrial customers by Air Products.
"We are proud to enter into a business relationship with Air Products, one of the leading hydrogen providers in the market," says Hartmut Fehrenbach, Business Unit Director of Mobile Pipeline® at xperion Energy & Environment. "While there is still a considerable fleet of Type 1 steel trailers in the European transportation market, we observe a tendency for Type 4 composite solutions successively replacing steel. This confirms that our Type 4 cylinders are the preferred alternative to traditional steel cylinders in terms of weight, safety and design."
"We are always looking to implement innovative technologies to improve the value proposition to our customers. By introducing sustainable lightweight composite solutions to our transportation fleet, we continue to meet stringent environmental and safety standards and improve our own operational practices," says Thomas Hollad, Bulk Transport Manager Northern Continent at Air Products. "We are pleased to have xperion as one of our preferred suppliers for hydrogen transport cylinders."
Deliveries are scheduled to commence by the end of first quarter and through second quarter of 2017.
With this delivery of the X-STORE® Type 4 hydrogen cylinders, the Hexagon Composites Group is strengthening its position in the hydrogen transportation market. The Group has established a strong position in the European hydrogen transport market and has previously delivered mobile transport modules and transport cylinders to multiple leading hydrogen distributors.