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ATCO To Build Fueling Stations In Alberta For CP Rail

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ATCO Group says it has reached a deal with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd to build two hydrogen production and refueling stations in Alberta.

The Calgary-based structures and logistics company says the stations will be built at CP Rail’s Calgary and Edmonton rail yards. They will be used to supply CP’s hydrogen powered locomotive program.

The railway announced in December 2020 its plans to design and build North America’s hydrogen-powered locomotive using fuel cells and batteries to power the locomotive’s electric traction motors.

The hydrogen infrastructure at each CP site will include a one-megawatt electrolyze, compression, storage and dispensing infrastructure for locomotive refueling.

In Calgary, the electrolyzer will be powered in part by renewable electricity from CP’s existing five-megawatt solar power facility.

ATCO says construction of facilities is expected to begin later this year with production and supply of hydrogen being provided to locomotives in 2023.

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