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The Uruguayan government launched a pilot program for hydrogen powered vehicles and is interested in companies that can provide and integrate this technology.

The Uruguayan government launched a pilot program for hydrogen powered vehicles and is interested in companies that can provide and integrate this technology.  

Uruguay is becoming one of the leading countries in renewable energy generation and has shifted its electric supply matrix to 98% renewable energy. For the overall energy sector, 38% still comes from fossil fuels. The transportation sector consumes 70% of the fossil fuels and the Government of Uruguay is exploring clean energy alternatives. Specific information about this opportunity :

The Ministry of Energy is planning to build a hydrogen facility in Montevideo servicing public transportation and heavy duty vehicles.  The Ministry of Energy will issue a tender for the project in February 2020 and is interested in finding an integrator capable of supplying the following products:

One 2.5 MW electrolyzer 
Hydrogen storage equipment
Hydrogen dispensers
Five hydrogen-powered heavy duty trucks with ranges of approx. 960 km/600 miles
Five long-distance, hydrogen-powered buses for public transportation with ranges of approx. 500 km/300 miles.

For further information about this project, contact: Office.Montevideo@trade.gov
 

10/04/2019