Howden to supply hydrogen compression solutions to Nel and Hybrit project
With over 100 years of experience in hydrogen compression, Howden is strategically positioned to support the transition to a fossil-free energy system.
Howden, a leading manufacturer of gas handling solutions, has signed a framework agreement with Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser for the supply of hydrogen compressors for Nel’s electrolysers.
Both partners will work closely together to develop cost-competitive hydrogen compressor systems for Nel’s electrolysers. The agreement is non-exclusive and an important step towards achieving Nel’s cost target of green hydrogen production at US$ 1.5/kg.
Jon Andre Lokke, CEO of Nel, said, “Working with Howden allows us to optimise our offerings towards existing and future customers.”
Ross Shuster, Howden’s CEO, said, “It illustrates achievements already made in integrating Howden’s hydrogen compression solution with Nel’s electrolysers to lower the life-cycle cost of production and accelerate the adoption of hydrogen as a zero-carbon fuel.”
Meanwhile, Howden has also been selected to deliver a hydrogen storage compression solution for the Hybrit project, which is the world’s first fossil-free steel joint project between Sweden’s SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall in Svartöberget, Sweden.
Hybrit deploys a pilot project for a large-scale hydrogen storage facility consisting of a 100 cubic metre hydrogen storage built in an enclosed rock cavern approximately 30 metres below ground. Howden will supply a high-pressure diaphragm compression package to integrate the storage cycle of hydrogen production.