ITM Power has received a contract to build and place 5 hydrogen fueling stations on the Isle of Wight in Great Britain. Four of the stations will be for refueling land-based vehicles and one station will be used for refueling marine vessels.
According to ITM Power, “ITM Power has been granted planning permission for an 80kg/day hydrogen refuelling station at four locations and at one for a 15kg/day marine refuelling station. All planning applications submitted on the Isle of Wight have been successful. ITM has chosen two of these sites to take forward for installation of hydrogen refuellers ready for operation in November 2014, as part of the EcoIsland Hydrogen Vehicle Refueller project on the Isle of Wight, supported by funding from the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board …
“…The sites surveyed included two owned by Vestas; one being their R&D centre at Stag Lane and the other Monks Brook, one operated by Scotia Gas Networks in East Cowes, and one at the St Cross Business Park, Newport. The marine refueller is to be sited on the dock-side at Cheetah Marine in Ventnor. ITM Power has decided to proceed with the site owned by Scotia Gas Networks, providing an opportunity to further develop commercial links with SGN.”
A year ago I had talked about how ACTA and EcoIsland Partnership CIC had agreed to make Great Britain’s largest and southernmost island, the Isle of Wight, the first self-sustainable region in the country. Then and now, hydrogen is planned to be a large part of this island’s culture.