Nikkiso to deliver two dozen liquid-based hydrogen stations in South Korea

Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group has secured contracts from SK Plug Hyverse to build and maintain around two dozen liquid-based hydrogen (LH2) fueling stations in South Korea.

SK Plug Hyverse is a joint venture between SK E&S and Plug Power Inc, a provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy.

“SK Plug Hyverse is a tremendous partner for Nikkiso in South Korea because together we bring exceptional capabilities and people to support South Korea’s progressive approach to establishing a competitive hydrogen economy,” said Peter Wagner, CEO, Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases. “Nikkiso admires South Korea’s productive and pragmatic approach to scaling up the hydrogen economy, and we look forward to further opportunities supporting its efforts.”

Nikkiso has been developing and manufacturing cryogenic pumps for more than 70 years and alternative fuels fueling stations for 26 years.

“There aren’t many companies that have Nikkiso’s vertically integrated fueling station with in-house liquification systems and trailer loading systems, cryogenic pumps, vacuum insulated pipe, vacuum insulated vessels, cryogenic vaporizer, industrial controls, permitting, installation, and maintenance services,” said Mike Mackey, president, Fueling & Solutions at Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases. “We’ve been building alternative fueling stations since 1998 and are proud that the work we do supports a cleaner, healthier world.”

Several liquid hydrogen stations in South Korea have already been commissioned, successfully fueling buses back-to-back, and ramping up to capacity. The remaining stations will be brought online over the next 12 months.

Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group, part of Nikkiso Co Ltd’s Industrial division, provides cryogenic equipment, technologies and applications for clean energy and industrial gas markets. The group, which employs more than 1,600 people in 22 countries, is headed by Cryogenic Industries Inc in Southern California, USA.