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Pollutant-free fuel from Niedergösgen

11.11.2020Bouygues Energies & Services

Bouygues Energies & Services in Switzerland was involved on behalf of Hydrospider AG in Niedergösgen in the creation of a production plant for green hydrogen. The hydrogen acquired in the plant is used chiefly as fuel for fuel cell electric trucks.

 

Bouygues E&S EnerTrans Ltd. in Switzerland was involved on behalf of Hydrospider AG – a joint venture consisting Alpiq, H2 Energy and Linde Gas – in the creation of a so-called power-to-gas plant on the site of Bouygues Energies & Services. Electricity from the Alpiq hydroelectric plant Gösgen is used to split water molecules into hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O). The green hydrogen produced in this way is becoming increasingly important in heavy goods transport as a renewable, low pollutant and environmentally friendly fuel. Unlike conventional combustion engines, a fuel cell powered with hydrogen does not produce any COemissions and soot particles, but only water vapour.

 

Bouygues Energies & Services in Switzerland was involved as part of the forward-looking, environmentally friendly project with several trades and companies. For example, BYES EnerTrans was already involved in the preliminary project and in drawing up the construction permit application. In addition, apart from the low voltage installation (BYES InTec Däniken) and high voltage installation (BYES EnerTrans), our company was also responsible for the construction work (Kummler+Matter EVT Ltd.) and higher control system (BYES Process Automation). Consequently, the customer received services of outstanding quality from one source in low voltage, high voltage and construction work.

 

“The order demonstrated our multifaceted expertise in providing services in the electrical and energy segment. In addition, we are proud to have had the opportunity to contribute to this fascinating and forward-looking project”, according to Kevin Iseli, project manager of the low voltage installations.

 

The production plant at Hydrospider AG at the Niedergösgen site will in future be able to produce up to 300 tons of green hydrogen annually using electrolysis and as a result cover the annual consumption of 40-50 fuel cell electric trucks. Thus, it will make an important contribution to the energy transition in road traffic.