Ryse Hydrogen has agreed a three year contract with Suttons Tankers for the exclusive provision of logistics services to transport bulk hydrogen gas from the North West of England to London, for Transport for London (TfL).
As part of its commitment to become a zero-carbon city by 2050, TfL has purchased 20 new hydrogen fuelled buses which is a prominent move towards providing more sustainable methods of transportation.
The contract will be going live at the end of September with a phased transport solution leading to a day and night time operation once London’s fleet is fully operational.
CEO of Ryse Hydrogen, Jo Bamford last year acquired Northern Ireland bus manufacturer Wrightbus, saving the firm from going bust.
Commenting on the Suttons contract, Mr Bamford said: “Suttons Tankers are a reputable logistics provider of bulk gas which made them the obvious partner of choice. Their attention to detail and ability to create a bespoke solution based upon our requirements were second to none.
“We look forward to working with Suttons on this contract and are proud to be supporting the capital in its efforts to reduce its emissions.”
Michael Cundy, managing director of Suttons Tankers, added: “We are thrilled to be awarded this contract with Ryse Hydrogen which represents a significant move in TfL’s pledge to offer more sustainable modes of transport. This will demonstrate to the wider public transport sector the practical and environmental benefits of hydrogen fuelled technology.
“This work with Ryse Hydrogen builds upon our strategy of delivering service excellence and our ability to add value to our customers through providing more than just a haulage solution.”