Air Liquide hydrogen station licensing process

With the construction of the first public hydrogen station in Belgium, Air Liquide is taking an important step in the development of a sustainable network of energy facilities for the Belgian vehicle fleet. Sweco Belgium guided Air Liquide during the licensing phase, implementation and construction of the hydrogen station.

Facts

Client: Air Liquide

Location: Zaventem

Period: 2015-2016

Services: Preparing environmental and urban planning permit applications and engineering & construction of hydrogen station

In 2015, Air Liquide entrusted Sweco with the assignment of guiding it in the preliminary stages for the construction of the first public hydrogen station in Belgium. Sweco was responsible for the preparation of the necessary environmental and urban planning permit applications. We brought all permit applications in order within the required deadline, which was a critical step in the process. Meanwhile all the permits have also been granted.

In addition to this assignment, Sweco was also awarded the subsequent contracts for the execution of the soil investigation, the engineering of the structure and more specifically the civil works, mechanical construction, piping, electrical & instrumentation equipment, procurement and project management.

With the realization of this project Sweco is also at the forefront of the development of a sustainable energy supply for the Belgian vehicle fleet.

Photo: © Air Liquide