VolkerHighways Joins ITM Power’s Hydrogen On Site Trials
ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce that VolkerHighways (a member of the VolkerWessels UK group of companies) has signed an agreement to participate in the Hydrogen On Site Trials (HOST) of ITM Power’s transportable high pressure refueling unit (HFuel). The HFuel unit was built with support from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and was launched at the Company’s AGM on 15th September 2010.
VolkerHighways specialises in public and private sector highways maintenance, street lighting, civil engineering term contracts and hard and soft landscaping projects. Dedicated divisions provide surfacing, road marking, specialist surfacing, traffic management and fencing, and operate a fleet of approximately 300 vehicles.
Commenting for ITM Power, CEO Graham Cooley said: “We welcome VolkerHighways to the growing number of organisations representing the public and utility sector service providers, who have joined our HOST programme. Their feedback regarding our energy storage and clean fuel technology, using renewable energy for decarbonising fleet operations and for advancing the development of clean air transport strategies in urban centres, will enhance the data collected to assess the role our technology could play in this important sector of our economy.”
VolkerHighways’ Managing Director, Peter Hyde, said: “Decarbonising our vehicle fleet and reducing tail pipe pollutants is vitally important to our clients and for our operations in urban areas across the South East of England. We are very pleased to be joining ITM Power’s hydrogen trials as we continue to look at options for utilising renewable power for zero carbon emission vehicles.”
www.itm-power.com or contact:
ITM Power plc, Graham Cooley, CEO, 0114 244 5111
VolkerHighways, Emma Young, Corporate Communications Manager, 07714 685 392
Panmure Gordon & Co, Katherine Roe, 020 7459 3600
Tavistock Communications, Simon Hudson / Andrew Dunn, 020 7920 3150