After five months of waiting, Hynion is finally pleased to announce that the station at Høvik is now open for refueling.
The station was previously operated by Hyop, but was taken over by Hynion earlier this year. “We have worked hard to find an alternative for the hydrogen motorists,” says Ulf Hafseld, who is the head of the company Hynion. He has received a number of inquiries daily from motorists who want hydrogen and has noticed that these have become increasingly despairing as the drought has continued.
Thorough reviews of the station at Høvik have been carried out by two different external inspectors, who have verified that the station is compliant and complies with all regulations in accordance with the Regulations on Flammable Goods and Pressure Equipment. In retrospect, DSB has gone through the documentation and seen that everything has been completed properly.
“We are pleased that we are now ready for opening,” says Ulf Hafseld, CEO of Hynion AS. “We have good faith in our technology, which was developed by experienced process engineers from Norsk Hydro and Statoil over a decade ago. The core module at Høvik has been in operation since 2009, and has shown a safe and reliable design in all these years. The work of finding all the documentation and verifying all the components together with the inspectors has been a time consuming but useful process. “It was also gratifying to see that there was no need to change anything in our process, but rather that the job consisted in finding the right documentation for everything,” says Ulf Hafseld.
“We believe this thorough review by a number of specialists conveys the message that hydrogen is a safe alternative fuel if handled in accordance with the regulations.” Now we look forward to welcoming customers to our hydrogen station at Høvik, Ulf Hafseld concludes.