Barcelona buses to get hydrogen fuel plant and filling station

Engineering consultancy Vysus Group has secured a contract to deliver technical safety and risk studies for a hydrogen refilling station for heavy vehicles in Barcelona.

Iberdrola plans to build the facility in the Port of Barcelona in November 2021 to produce clean fuel for Barcelona Metropolitan Transport buses.

Initially, it will produce 160kg of hydrogen per day, increasing production to 1,200kg per day. The project is currently in the design and purchasing stage.

Vysus Group has been commissioned to deliver a hazard identification study, consequence modelling, quantitative risk analysis and other studies to determine whether major accident risks are acceptable according to relevant regulatory standards and best practice.

Angel Casal, Principal Risk, Safety & Reliability Consultant with Vysus Group, said: "Establishing a full-scale green hydrogen facility in a non-industrial environment – in this case in the Port of Barcelona – represents a challenge. Iberdrola wants to ensure that the safety and any risks associated with the plant are systematically managed using good practices."

Image: The facility in the Port of Barcelona will serve heavy vehicles like Barcelona Metropolitan Transport buses (Pere Jurado/Unsplash) 

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