Congratulations Hexagon Group!
Hexagon Purus has received an order to deliver high pressure cylinders to Talgo, S.A., a leading manufacturer of intercity, standard and high speed passenger trains, for its first hydrogen prototype train.
The Talgo Vittal-One train will be built and deployed in Spain and will serve as a testbed for how hydrogen technologies could be implemented in the Iberian Southwest.
“There are more than 10,000 diesel trains in operation across Europe that will need to be replaced over the next 15 years. For distances between 400-800 km, hydrogen-powered trains are a smart solution to reduce local emissions without incurring the high cost of electrifying the tracks,” says Michael Kleschinski, Executive Vice President of Hexagon Purus. “We are excited to help develop the solutions needed for this ground-breaking move in public transit.”
“Green hydrogen is no longer the future, it is a reality,” says Mr. Emilio García. Innovation Director at TALGO. “The start-up of hydrogen trains such as Talgo’s Vittal-One will improve mobility in our country hand-in-hand with the environment, as it will make it possible to take advantage of the non-electrified Spanish lines, while reducing the carbon footprint.”