“World’s largest” electrolyser arrives in Norway to scale up green hydrogen projects

Norwegian HydrogenPro, a provider of solutions for producing, storing, and distributing hydrogen from renewable energy sources, has received what is said to be the world’s largest electrolyser at its test facility at Herøya.

Archive; Courtesy of HydrogenPro
Courtesy of HydrogenPro

The electrolyser, which was manufactured at HydrogenPro’s factory in Tianjin, China, arrived at the Herøya test facility on 10 September, marking a milestone in the company’s history.

“This project is a critical milestone for large, green hydrogen projects. It requires substantial planning, rigging and the right equipment. This project is important to facilitate larger, green hydrogen projects, reducing carbon footprints and costs”, said HydrogenPro’s CPO Karoline Aafos.

According to Erik Christian Bolstad, the company’s CCO, the plant results will help optimise HydrogenPro’s deliver to one of the world’s largest factories for green hydrogen.

The electrolyser is expected to have an output of 1100 Nm3/h hydrogen at normal current density. This equals 100 kg of pure hydrogen per hour, which will set a new standard for the industry, the company claims.

The test aims to verify that the electrolyser produces the expected amount of gas per unit of time. During the test, HydrogenPro intends to use fluctuating electricity input from renewable energy sources and test several other parameters.

The electrolyser will be assembled and installed in the upcoming weeks, with the validation process initiated when possible.

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