McPhy Energy was selected to equip the hydrogen refueling station of Valence
McPhy Energy was selected to equip the hydrogen refueling station of Valence
author Added by FuelCellsWorks, November 18, 2015
  • 4th tender awarded in France for a hydrogen refueling station
  • This latest station is part of the national "Industrie du Futur" plan providing for 100 hydrogen refueling stations in 2018

La Motte-Fanjas (France)--McPhy Energy, specialised in hydrogen production and storage equipment for industry and energy markets, has just been awarded the call for tender by the Valence Romans Sud Rhône-Alpes intercommunity authority for its first hydrogen refueling station. In this way, this regional authority has established its position as a pioneer in green mobility and sustainable development just a few days before the opening of COP21.

After Lyon, Sarreguemines and Paris, this facility in Valence is the fourth hydrogen refuelling station McPhy Energy has been awarded since August. France has accordingly achieved a new milestone in building a network covering the territory providing for 100 hydrogen refuelling stations by 2018.

This station will be equipped with McPhy Energy's modular solution for the hydrogen mobility market (McFilling®). This solution is destined to supply a fleet of light utility vehicles for the intercommunity authorities as well as for ten private operators. The station will be installed near the Valence-TGV station in Rovaltain with two business parks housing regional technical departments and numerous service sector companies. It will become operational by the end of 2015.

"To meet the challenge of climate change, hydrogen mobility offers an important tool for reducing greenhouse emissions and containing global warning. It is also an important vector for creating value - energy independence, local job creation, enhancing skills - and social benefits - improving air quality, reducing noise disturbances - for regions. As contributors to the energy transition field, McPhy Energy puts its expertise in the service of zero emission mobility by deploying its infrastructure solution for hydrogen refueling stations: McFilling®. We are very pleased by this new success of our turnkey modular and streamlined solution that is particularly well adapted to the needs of regional authorities. Our teams are very proud in having won this call for tender in our historic region, and we wish to thank the intercommunity authority for their confidence. We are very glad to be able to contribute in this way to strengthening the regional network with a target for installing 100 refuelling stations by 2018 by the industrial sector as part of the "Industry du Future" plan" concluded McPhy Energy's Chairman and CEO, Pascal Mauberge