Hydrogen: Launch of PO-Rein joint-venture in China

The new 50/50 joint venture between the French group Plastic Omnium and Rein Hytech, a subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned group Shenergy Group, is now operational, under the name PO-Rein. The joint venture has for ambition to manufacture and market high-pressure hydrogen storage systems for the Chinese commercial vehicle market.

Hydrogen: Launch of PO-Rein joint-venture in China

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Announced beginning of the year, this joint venture covers the setup of production capacities in Shanghai (Jiading district) to serve the growing Chinese market: a pilot production line for type IV high-pressure hydrogen vessels will be commissioned in the course of 2025, and a new mega-plant with an annual production capacity of up to 60,000 high-pressure hydrogen vessels, is scheduled to be operational from 2026 onwards.

Designed in the 1990’s, Type IV pressure vessels use fiberglass / carbon fibre composites winded over a plastic liner. They are the most popular type in hydrogen cars due to lightweight, volume capacity and resistance, according to JEC Observer, a report published by JEC Group.

PO-Rein is consolidated in Plastic Omnium’s financial statements.

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