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NTPC awards Technip contract for hydrogen plant in India

India’s largest power utility NTPC has awarded French engineering company Technip Energies engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) contract for its hydrogen generation plant.

NTPC awards Technip contract for hydrogen plant in India
Illustration only; Courtesy of Technip Energies

The project is located at Vindhyachal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

The EPCC contract includes the delivery of a five-megawatt hydrogen generation plant using proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis technology at a super thermal power station.

This project fits a large-scale green hydrogen production facility. This is because power to electrolyzer can be replaced with renewable electricity in the future.

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Moreover, NTPC is working to set up this plant along with two other units. Firstly, a CO2 capture facility that captures CO2 from flue gas stream of the coal-fired power plant. Secondly, a methanol unit that uses the captured CO2 and the hydrogen through PEM electrolyzer to convert it into green methanol.

Technip Energies did not disclose the financial details of the contract.