H2 View understands the Poznań and Katowice stations are due to be launched in the second half of 2023, while the development in Wałbrzych is expected to be in service by early 2025.

In building the new stations, ORLEN is set to partly rely on financial support from the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management’s support for electric vehicle charging and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure programme,

Additional funding for the Poznań and Katowice stations has also been awarded by the EU’s CEF Transition Blending Facility.

The plans come in line with ORLEN’s hydrogen strategy, which plans to establish more than 100 hydrogen stations across Central Europe by 2030, to serve road and rail transport vehicles in the private, public, and cargo sectors.

Read more: Orlen Group makes $1.8bn hydrogen commitment

Daniel Obajtek, CEO of PKN ORLEN, said, Work to deliver PKN ORLEN’s hydrogen strategy is gathering pace. We want to be the transition leader in the market of Central Europe, producing and supplying zero- and low-carbon hydrogen as an alternative transport fuel.

“Our ambition is to roll out solutions based on advanced, environment-friendly technologies. This is one area where we will seek to diversify revenue sources of the multi-utility group we have set out to build.

“PKN ORLEN’s decisive entry into the hydrogen market and consolidation of its leading position there result from the energy transition vision we have been consistently pursuing for several years now.”

H2 View’s Hydrogen Mobility Snap Summit – November 29

With the mobility pillar consistently a hot topic for hydrogen markets and arguably the most anticipated and relatable application of the energy transition, H2 View stages a Mobility Snap Summit this November to summarise the progress made in 2022 and look ahead to what’s still to come.

Infrastructure challenges remain. Questions linger over policy and implementation. Many wonder which strand of the transport sector will blaze the trail in hydrogen power first, and likewise which region. There are clear challenges ahead, yet considerable progress made in 2022 and bright spots ahead in 2023 and beyond.

Join H2 View this November for a half-day online event dedicated to unearthing the progress made, dissecting the challenges to be met and establishing the state-of-play across mobility as 2023 approaches. Find more information here.

Premium Subscribers to H2 View have access to this event as part of their subscription package; non-subscribers can secure access to the event with a delegate ticket ($99). All delegates can access the event on-demand from 1st December.