Hexagon Purus gears up for hydrogen surge by expanding business

Hexagon Purus Maritime, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Norwegian Hexagon Purus, has opened new premises in Ålesund in line with the increasing demand for innovative hydrogen storage solutions for maritime applications.

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The new premises at the Devold factory in Ålesund consist of 450 square meters of office space in addition to a 150 square meter workshop, with the possibility of expansion in the future, Hexagon Purus revealed.

Morten Holum, CEO of Hexagon Purus, said: “We expect that the demand for hydrogen fuel systems will increase in line with the race to decarbonize the shipping industry. Compressed hydrogen is the natural choice for zero emissions in shipping where batteries are no longer sufficient. This applies especially to vessels with short and predictable routes, for example, passenger ferries, inland or coastal cargo vessels, supply and service vessels for offshore wind farms, as well as fish farming.”

Robert Haugen, Managing Director of Hexagon Purus Maritime, commented: “Hexagon Purus Maritime offers complete hydrogen fuel systems for maritime vessels. The systems are emission-free in operation and thus contribute to the fight against climate change. The Devold factory’s historical connection to green energy and winding technology harmonizes well with our commitment to sustainability and innovation.”

To note, Hexagon Purus Maritime is a provider of hydrogen Type 4 high-pressure cylinders and systems, battery systems and vehicle integration solutions for fuel cell electric and battery electric vehicles, and it is currently building hydrogen fuel systems for the training vessel SKULEBAS for Hvide Sande Shipyard and the world’s first hydrogen-powered workboat for fish farming for Moen Marin, a supplier of workboats to the fish farming industry.

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Over the past twelve months, Hexagon Purus has opened new production facilities for hydrogen storage systems in Weeze, Germany, hydrogen cylinders in Kassel, Germany, battery systems in Kelowna, Canada, and hydrogen cylinders in Westminster, Maryland, U.S.