Press Release

Framatome’s Covalion to design and build hydrogen refueling station for moBiel

November 10, 2020 | 1 min |
Category: subsidiaries
November 10, 2020 – Framatome, an EDF Group company, recently signed a contract with moBiel GmbH to build a hydrogen refueling station for a pilot hydrogen-powered bus fleet in Bielefeld, Germany. Framatome’s Covalion team will design, engineer, construct, commission and maintain the hydrogen refueling station, which will supply clean energy to power new city buses that use hydrogen fuel cells. The station is expected to begin operating in December 2021.

“This contract with moBiel GmbH is an important milestone in our development of promising new energy alternatives,” said Catherine Cornand, senior executive vice president of the Installed Base Business Unit at Framatome. “With our advanced technologies and expertise in project management, engineering, equipment manufacturing and systems integration, Covalion’s storage system solutions provide moBiel a comprehensive solution that contributes to its low-carbon transportation initiatives.”
Framatome’s hydrogen refueling station
Framatome’s hydrogen refueling station

The first four new hydrogen buses will save carbon dioxide from being emitted into the air each day. One hydrogen bus will save more than half of the carbon dioxide emissions over its lifetime when compared to a bus that operates on diesel fuel.

Covalion teams will provide the individual components that span from the transport docking station to the refueling dispenser. Due to the filling station’s modular construction design, moBiel can expand its capacity to support growth as additional city buses are converted to clean hydrogen power.

Covalion is a trademark of Framatome, specializing in systems integration for hydrogen and battery storage solutions. Innovations in advanced hydrogen and battery technologies contribute to a low-carbon economy in the fight against climate change.


About Framatome

Framatome is an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value added technologies for the global nuclear fleet. With worldwide expertise and a proven track record for reliability and performance, the company designs, services and installs components, fuel, and instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants. Its more than 14,000 employees work every day to help Framatome’s customers supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical low-carbon energy.

Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI – 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).