Siemens Smart Infrastructure has received a major order from Hamburger Hochbahn to equip two of the six carports at the Alsterdorf bus depot with a total of 96 charging points as well as medium- and low-voltage technology. Commissioning is scheduled for summer 2021.
The order includes 48 Sicharge UC 20 charging stations per carport with CCS charging plugs, medium- and low-voltage technology and a five-year service contract. Each charging station has 150 kilowatts and supplies the buses via a charging cable coming from the ceiling, as all the charging technology is housed in a technical centre on the roof of the respective carport.
ABB had already equipped another carport with 44 charging points in 2019. According to Hamburger Hochbahn, the charging infrastructure is being expanded "just in time" - in other words, whenever the e-fleet grows and charging capacity is thus needed. With a total of 240 parking spaces, the Alsterdorf depot is one of the largest and most modern depots for e-buses in Europe. Construction took three years, and Hamburger Hochbahn celebrated the opening in April 2019. In total, the mega-project cost 73 million euros.