The Aragonese company grows at 20% and 80% of its staff already works in this energy vector.
News extracted from: Heraldo
Calvera group consolidates its commitment to Hydrogen, an energy vector in which 80% of its 80 workers are already involved, acting more in real initiatives -some of great magnitude- than in experimental projects. The company has now won a new contract from HVR Energy for a new green hydrogen refueling station (which comes from renewable sources) for heavy-duty vehicles that will be located in the Community of Madrid. The adjudication, according to sources from the Aragonese firm, includes the storage of hydrogen with a pressure of up to 500 bars, a compression system and dispensers.
“The market is getting livelier, now we are entering this project and in the meantime we are working on others, some of them bigger,” Rafael Calvera, vice-president of the Aragonese industrial group, told this newspaper yesterday after announcing the new contract. The European commitment to hydrogen, which should translate into the arrival of more funds for its promotion, plays in favour of companies specialising in the field, he acknowledged.
HVR Energy is an independent producer of green hydrogen. The station to be supplied by Calvera is part of a project to deploy fuel cell mobility solutions for heavy-duty vehicles in a large area of Madrid’s urban area. “This award continues to strengthen our position and commitment to play a key role in the fast-growing area of renewable hydrogen and clearly demonstrates Calvera’s ability to provide competitive, high-quality designs and products to this market,” said José Luis Fernández Bris, CEO of the Zaragoza-based company.
Another initiative in which the Calvera Group has recently participated is the development of the largest hydrogen transport trailer on the market. With a capacity of almost one tonne, this product “is ideal for national green hydrogen expansion projects that require the transport of large volumes at a competitive price,” the company said. It specified that the trailer has (960 kilograms at 300 bar pressure capacity and is composed of lightweight cylinders to hold the hydrogen “with an optimised design to squeeze the external dimensions allowed in this type of trailer for road transport”.
The growing activity in hydrogen, in whose supply chain it participates extensively, is being noticed in the results and in the generation of employment in Calvera (it has recently incorporated 15 more people). The company is growing at a rate of 20% and will increase from 2023 onwards due to the boost given to this energy vector, said Rafael Calvera. The company, which has plants in Épila and Zaragoza, closed 2020 with a turnover of 9 million euros and expects to reach 11 million euros in 2021.
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