OSLO, Norway, June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Nel Hydrogen Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nel ASA (Nel, OSE:NEL), has received a purchase order from Nikola Corporation (Nikola), a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and infrastructure solutions, for 85 megawatt alkaline electrolysers related to the deployment of the world's first 8 ton/day hydrogen fueling stations.
"We're very excited to have reached this landmark milestone with Nikola. Since our partnership began in 2017, we have been working together to develop a massive large-scale hydrogen fueling station. It's been amazing to see the significant progress made by the Nikola team specific to vehicle development and the station design, and now we are ready to start building," says Jon André Løkke, chief executive officer of Nel.
"We are building the largest hydrogen network in the world and I couldn't be prouder to have Nel part of it," said Trevor Milton, Nikola Corporation's founder and executive chairman. "These electrolysers will support five heavy-duty hydrogen stations which will cover multiple states and trucking routes in the USA. The future of clean transportation is here, and fleets are lining up to be part of the transition with Nikola."
The purchase order has a value in excess of USD $30 million, and the electrolysers will primarily be delivered from the new electrolyser mega-factory currently under development in Norway. This purchase order will support Nikola's five initial stations with 8 ton per day hydrogen production capacity. The remaining equipment will be covered by a separate purchase order that is expected to be finalized within the coming months.
"The framework agreement was one of the key triggers for deciding to develop our alkaline electrolyser mega-factory in Norway, and has enabled Nikola to reserve capacity in the new plant," Løkke concludes.
The purchase order is subject to final approval by Nel.
For further information, please contact:
Jon André Løkke, CEO, +47-907-44-949
Bjørn Simonsen, VP Investor Relations & Corporate Communication, +47-971-79-821
About Nel ASA | www.nelhydrogen.com
Nel is a global, dedicated hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce, store, and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy. We serve industries, energy, and gas companies with leading hydrogen technology. Our roots date back to 1927, and since then, we have had a proud history of development and continuous improvement of hydrogen technologies. Today, our solutions cover the entire value chain: from hydrogen production technologies to hydrogen fueling stations, enabling industries to transition to green hydrogen, and providing fuel cell electric vehicles with the same fast fueling and long range as fossil-fueled vehicles - without the emissions.
About Nikola Corporation
Nikola Corporation is globally transforming the transportation industry. As a designer and manufacturer of battery-electric and hydrogen-electric vehicles, electric vehicle drivetrains, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and hydrogen fueling station infrastructure, Nikola is driven to revolutionize the economic and environmental impact of commerce as we know it today. Founded in 2015, Nikola Corporation is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and becomes publicly traded on the Nasdaq beginning June 4th under the ticker NKLA. For more information, visit nikolamotor.com or Twitter: @nikolamotor.
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