Charging station in Hamburg on the final straight!
The 1.2 MW megastatation from Ekoenergetyka-Polska has been delivered to Hamburg and the work on the commissioning of the entire infrastructure is in progress. The depot area is being gradually modernised so that soon the electricity from the powerful station will flow through the wires and power the first electric buses!
Megacontract – Megastation
Last year, Ekoenergetyka-Polska signed a contract with Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein, one of the largest public transport operators in Germany. The 8-year framework agreement provides for the delivery of a charging station for electric buses with a total capacity of more than 7 MW. The implementation of the charging infrastructure is one of the stages of an ambitious plan for the total electrification of the rolling stock in Hamburg by 2030.
The first step in the implementation of this agreement was the production of 1.2 MW station. At the end of March we informed about the successful completion of internal tests of the charger. Then the station, which was enclosed in concrete casing and weighed almost 30 tons, was loaded with cranes and delivered by a special oversized transport to Hamburg.
There, after it had been laid on foundations and assembly work, it was connected to the transformer station. Its power of 1.2 MW consists of 4 blocks with a power of 300 kW, each of which can charge 4 buses at the same time. In order to be able to load 16 buses at the same time, it was necessary to install and connect specially designed satellites. This stage has already been completed – 8 red distributors with the Ekoenergetyka-Posla logo already stand on the depot square in Hamburg.
Testing, acceptance and … next deliveries
When the construction works at the depot are completed, the first tests of the operator’s electric bus chargers will be carried out. After passing the tests and technical acceptance, the station will be officially launched and the first buses powered by the infrastructure of the Polish manufacturer will go to the streets of Hamburg.
The delivery of further 1.2 MW megastations for Hamburg is planned for September 2019 and 2020.