Baker Hughes provides hydrogen technology in Greece; HySynergy as lighthouse project

Baker Hughes NovaLT12 technology allows blends between 5% and 100% hydrogen.

Baker Hughes has been awarded a contract by TERNA (the construction arm of GEK TERNA Group) to supply gas turbines and compressors that can run on a blend of natural gas and hydrogen.

The compression station will serve the domestic gas supply in Greece for a new compression station of the Greek Natural Gas Transmission System.

Baker Hughes will provide three compression trains for a total of three NovaLT12 hydrogen-ready gas turbines and three PCL compressors.

The design of the NovaLT12 allows for blends of between 5% and 100% hydrogen; the entire NovaLT family of gas turbines is 100% designed and manufactured in Baker Hughes plants in Italy.

For this project, the technology has been designed to support the compression station with the capability to transport up to 10% hydrogen. The station is expected to enter operation in 2024 and directly supports the EU’s Hydrogen Strategy goals to accelerate clean hydrogen development.

This project builds on Baker Hughes’ extensive experience of developing and supplying turbomachinery equipment to compress, transport and utilise hydrogen.

In 2020, the company collaborated with energy infrastructure network provider Snam to introduce the NovaLT12 gas turbine for transporting hydrogen-gas blends within its pipeline network in Italy, marking the first time a hybrid hydrogen turbine was integrated into a natural gas pipeline system.

HySynergy announced as Lighthouse Project

Everfuel’s HySynergy project has been announced as a Lighthouse project by Hydrogen Europe as it spearheads the roll-out of large-scale hydrogen implementation.

Lighthouse projects are hydrogen initiatives that stand out, are integrated, make a difference for climate and employees, and are large in scale.

HySynergy will produce its first green hydrogen late in 2022 from the initial 20 MW electrolyser. The facility will be scaled to 300 MW in 2025 and 1 GW in 2030, whereby it lives up to the Lighthouse criteria of being a large-scale project based on significant investments. The project further follows the criteria of being integrated with surrounding projects, for instance, by supplying excess heat from the electrolyser to the local district heating system.

Besides delivering green hydrogen to Everfuel’s own fuelling stations, the HySynergy project will provide green hydrogen to the adjacent refinery through a direct pipe. Crossbridge Energy A/S, which owns the refinery, is an important project partner and off-taker of the hydrogen produced at HySynergy.

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: 02081237815
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