Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced the commissioning of a Green Hydrogen Plant at its AM Naik Heavy Engineering Complex in Hazira, Gujarat.
The production of Green Hydrogen based on an alkaline electrolysis process has begun today. The plant will produce 45 Kg of green hydrogen daily, which will be used for captive consumption in the company’s Hazira manufacturing complex.
The Green Hydrogen Plant is designed for an electrolyser capacity of 800 kW comprising both Alkaline (380 kW) and PEM (420 kW) technologies and will be powered by a rooftop solar plant of 990kW peak DC capacity and a 500kWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).
As part of the project’s first phase, 380 kW Alkaline electrolyser has been installed, while the 420 kW PEM electrolyser, along with solar plant capacity augmentation to 1.6 MW peak DC, will be part of future expansion.
This initiative is in line with L&T’s climate leadership targets of Lakshya-2026 that will help reduce greenhouse gas footprint by around 300 tonnes/annum.
The plant is spread across 3000 sq. meters, and the first phase of the project has been installed, tested, and commissioned. The scope involves the generation of high-purity green hydrogen (99.99%) and oxygen and their captive consumption in the manufacturing shops. A blend of 15% hydrogen with natural gas will be used as a fuel, and oxygen will supplement the existing usage in cutting and welding applications.
The plant design incorporates active and passive safety systems and will operate state-of-the-art control systems with remote monitoring functionality. In addition, an integrated data analytics platform designed by L&T will provide insights into the performance of the electrolysers and the overall plant.
Mr Subramanian Sarma, Director at L&T, said, “We are proud that our engineers have set up the green hydrogen generation plant at Hazira complex and integrated it with the existing manufacturing shops for use of the green hydrogen.”