On April 29, 2020, Air Liquide Houpu Hydrogen Equipment Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Air Liquide Group, signed a contract with Zhangjiakou Jiaotou Hydrogen and New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. to supply hydrogen equipment to build a hydrogen station in Zhangjiakou city, Hebei province. This station will serve the fuel cell electric vehicles during the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
Located in the Economic Development Zone of Zhangjiakou city, this station is one of the first hydrogen industry key projects for the 2022 Winter Olympics. After completion, with a capacity of 1,000 kg/day, it will be able to refuel the planned 2,000 vehicles for the Olympics. According to the terms of the contract, Air Liquide Houpu will supply, install and operate the equipment by the end of August, 2020.
Adhering to the "Green, Low-carbon" commitment of Olympic Games, Zhangjiakou, as one of the competition zones, is accelerating the development of its hydrogen ecosystem. The city plans to complete the construction of the first 10 hydrogen stations before the end of 2020, and another 6 before the end of 2021.
Nicolas Poirot, Air Liquide China CEO, said: "We are delighted to contribute to the Beijing 2022 Carbon Management Plan by leveraging the Air Liquide state-of-art technology in hydrogen. Together with our partners, we will continue to develop a hydrogen energy infrastructure network in China and support its ambitious vision for hydrogen mobility applications."
Air Liquide Houpu is a joint-venture between Air Liquide and Houpu established in China in 2019, focusing on manufacture, sales, research and developing the equipment of hydrogen refueling stations.