The Port of Valencia will be the first port in Europe to incorporate hydrogen energy in its operations as part of the European H2Ports project.
A reach stacker and a terminal tractor for ro-ro operations will be the first machines propelled by hydrogen fuel cells. The pilot project also includes the installation of a mobile hydrogen supply station which in the initial phase of the project will work in the Grimaldi (Valencia Terminal Europa) and MSC terminals in the Port of Valencia.
The H2Ports project will entail a total investment of €4 million and, in addition to the Port Authority of Valencia, the Valenciaport Foundation, the National Hydrogen Center, and the private companies MSC Terminal Valencia, Grimaldi Group, Hyster-Yale, Atena, will participate, along with Ballard Power Systems Europe and ENAGAS.
This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint undertaking (FCHJU).