Previously the first series of charging stations was delivered, installed and operated by De Lijn.
This year, De Lijn will purchase up to 1,250 electric buses of various sizes with lengths ranging from 8.5 to 24 meters.
An additional 252 charging stations for De Lijn will be installed for several of its depots including at Destelbergen and Genk. The charging station is scheduled to start operating in 2023-2024.
“As part of our goal to offer a zero-emission public transport service by 2035, the implementation of the necessary infrastructure for their charging is a crucial step, to which SPIE Belgium and Ekoenergetyka have contributed significantly.” says Ann Schoubs, General Manager of De Lijn
Hein Dirix, Managing Director of SPIE Belgium said he was delighted with the new order at De Lijn and looked forward to actively contributing to the ongoing energy transition.
“Our numerous cooperations are the best proof of the quality of our solutions, and show us that the transition to public transport without direct CO2 emissions is already a reality. The charging infrastructure we are developing meets local requirements and is usable for all electric buses on the market. The scope and implementation of the De Lijn project requires the most innovative charging solutions. Our advanced technology and solutions will continue to support the development of direct emission-free transport within De Lijn,” said Maciej Wojeński, co-founder of Ekoenergetyka-Polska S.A.