CIMC Enric won the bid for Hong Kong’s first hydrogen refueling station project
On 2 May, the application for the first hydrogen bus in Hong Kong and the first hydrogen refueling station test project in Hong Kong by Citybus Limited (“CTB”) was officially approved by the Hong Kong government in principle. The hydrogen refueling station is supplied and installed by CIMC Hydrogen Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (“CIMC Hydrogen”), a subsidiary of CIMC Enric. Previously, CIMC Hydrogen has provided type IV on-board hydrogen storage bottle and hydrogen supply system for the first hydrogen bus in Hong Kong, which is also the world’s first three-axis double-deck hydrogen bus.
Simulation drawing for the proposed hydrogen refueling station. It is CIMC Hydrogen that provides equipment and installation for the station.
The first hydrogen bus and the first hydrogen refueling station test project in Hong Kong are expected to be put into operation in the second half of 2023, which will provide a first-mover demonstration for the overall hydrogen energy solution for public transportation in Hong Kong and help Hong Kong to start a new chapter in green transportation with “hydrogen” momentum.
It is understood that CTB is held by Bravo Transport, the largest bus operator in Hong Kong. Bravo Transport owns over 1,700 buses in Hong Kong, most of which are double-deck buses serving over 1 million passengers per day. CTB will start the vehicle type approval process (licensing) for the hydrogen bus and prepare for the construction of hydrogen refueling stations. The hydrogen bus and hydrogen refueling station test project will be the first hydrogen vehicle in operation in Hong Kong and the first hydrogen refueling station in Hong Kong, respectively, which is of first-mover demonstration significance.