Hydrogen firm setting up in Dundee sustainable transport technology hub

Hydrogen technology company Arcola Energy is taking up tenancy at the new Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc in Dundee, supporting its work in adapting heavy-duty vehicles and transport applications to zero-emission, hydrogen-powered solutions

The facility, backed by a £1.5 million grant from Scottish Enterprise, is expected to bring up to 135 jobs to the former Michelin site in Dundee over a three-year period.

Arcola Energy, which specialises in fuel cell technology integration, will be one of the first tenants at MSIP, which is a joint venture between Dundee City Council, Michelin and Scottish Enterprise on the former tyre factory site being turned into a sustainable transport hub.

The first phase will bring in around 20 employees to support the Scottish hydrogen train project and product development for hydrogen-powered vehicles, with the remainder being recruited over the next three years as Arcola expands production at the site. Arcola also has a rail engineering facility at the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway and plans for a service centre in Glasgow.

Arcola CEO Dr Ben Todd said, “We were attracted by MSIP’s ambition to become a leading hub supporting the decarbonisation of Scotland’s transport system and infrastructure, and in particular by the hydrogen production and fuelling facility that MSIP is building to support development and deployment of zero-emission vehicles.  We are very pleased to be an early part of it.

“This new facility will be Arcola’s main manufacturing base, supporting our growing business needs as we expand our range of heavy-duty fuel cell vehicles.”

(Picture – Arcola)

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