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First hydrogen truck inaugurated in Saudi Arabia


The Transport General Authority (TGA) has inaugurated the first hydrogen truck in Saudi Arabia in collaboration with Almajdouie Logistics.

The launch of the first-ever hydrogen truck has been inaugurated on an experimental basis in a step that reflects TGA’s commitment to achieving the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 toward providing an environment free of carbon emissions.

The authority stated that the truck is distinguished by the fact of having zero carbon emissions, which contribute to achieving the objectives of the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics, in addition to Saudi Arabia’s initiatives for sustainable development.

The truck is designed and equipped to transport goods in accordance with the safety conditions, TGA said, noting that it covers long distances exceeding 400 km.

Another characteristic of the truck is that it is supplied with hydrogen as fuel with a capacity of up to 35 kg and a gas pressure of up to 350 bar.

This comes within a strategic partnership between Almajdouie Logistics and Air Products Qudra Company to provide integration solutions for hydrogen trucks in terms of operation and hydrogen fueling.

This comes with the aim of building an ecosystem for hydrogen transportation in the Kingdom to offer integrated solutions to interested parties and enhance hydrogen transportation by trucks within Saudi Arabia.

TGA stated that the agreement includes design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of hydrogen-related infrastructure, in addition to the hydrogen refuelling stations available in different locations in Saudi Arabia.This aims at building an ambitious feasibility study in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and the Saudi Green Initiative.

Almajdouie Company has obtained the first operational card for the hydrogen trucks in Saudi Arabia, which was issued from the Naql e-platform.

The goals of issuing the operational card includes providing all information related to the trucks, ensuring commitment to all conditions and offering all the technical requirements for the trucks.

It also includes rising efficiency and quality of services in the logistics sector, preserving public safety, enhancing traffic safety, in addition to achieving the goals of the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics.

The inauguration comes as an extension of TGA’s adoption of a number of a number of modern and innovative technologies in the transportation system.

TGA has handed over the first operating license for the hydrogen train to “SAR”, which is characterized by being free of carbon emissions, to support the sustainability in the transportation sector with services that contribute in reducing carbon emissions.

The Authority indicated that this comes within its commitment to creating transportation means that are friendly to humans and the environment.

This will reflect in improving the quality of life and achieving the goals of the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics, which is to reduce carbon emissions by 25% by 2030.






Saudi gazette