Alstom plans to conduct tests of the Coradia iLint hydrogen train in Saudi Arabia

According to Tamer Salama, Managing Director of Alstom’s Gulf countries division, the company is currently in negotiations to deliver the train to the country by the end of this year, as reported by the railway journal Railway Supply, citing Alstom.

“We are actively looking for a partner for hydrogen supply and are in talks with several companies,” he noted.

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Earlier, Saudi Arabia announced its intention to become the world’s largest exporter of hydrogen. The country is currently implementing several projects to establish hydrogen production facilities. In September 2022, Alstom and the national carrier SAR signed a memorandum of understanding on the potential operation of hydrogen trains.

Currently, 14 Coradia iLint trains are already in operation in Germany, and the company has contracts for their delivery to Germany, Italy, and France.

Additionally, Alstom plans to conduct demonstration trips with passengers on board the Coradia iLint in Canada during the summer.

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