KOGAS will build a hydrogen fueling station in Gimhae, Gyeongnam, with the goal of completion in August. The new hydrogen station will operate for 13 hours a day and will be able to charge 50 hydrogen-electric cars and 9 hydrogen-electric buses.
Korea Gas Corporation (President Chae Hee-bong) announced on the 16th of January that it held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Gimhae Manufacturing Hydrogen Station at its headquarters in Busan Gyeongnam Regional Headquarters. About 70 people attended the event, including Vice President Sung Young-gyu, Gimhae Vice Mayor Cho Hyun-myung, and officials and citizens.
The Gimhae manufacturing station is scheduled to be built in August this year after the government announced the roadmap to revitalize the hydrogen economy in January last year. It will also install hydrogen production and shipping facilities and start operations in August of next year.
Gas Corporation and Gimhae City are planning to build a hydrogen fueling station with a total budget of 3 billion won including 1.5 billion won. In addition, the company plans to utilize its hydrogen production facility, which costs KRW4.6 billion, to supply its own charging stations and nearby hydrogen charging stations.
If the Gimhae Hydrogen Station is operated, hydrogen stations will be spread near Gimhae City due to the convenience of local hydrogen car users and the installation of manufacturing facilities capable of producing 25 kilograms (kg) of hydrogen per hour.