Raven SR Inc has signed an MoU with Howden to provide more certainty in procuring key components for hydrogen fuel production facilities, including advanced compressors.
Under the agreement, Raven SR and Howden will look to develop a standardized design for hydrogen compressors based on Raven SR’s standard plant sizes and will aim to reduce lead times by providing inventories of dedicated compressor parts.
These efforts will help Raven SR meet the increased volume of demand for its offering in the market and address waste management issues. The companies will also determine how to support aftermarket equipment needs at Raven SR’s hydrogen production facilities.
This joint framework for components procurement, including fabricated steel, will foster a standardized process for bringing renewable hydrogen projects online faster and more efficiently.
Howden’s hydrogen solutions portfolio includes leading compression technologies, including Burton Corblin diaphragm compressors, and continues to be at the forefront of hydrogen compression solutions for over a century. The Raven SR Steam/CO2 Reforming non-combustion process converts waste, methane, and natural gas into hydrogen and Fischer-Tropsch fuels, including sustainable aviation fuel.
Matt Murdock, CEO of Raven SR, said, “With Raven SR developing up to 15 hydrogen production facilities in the coming year around the world, we are expanding our relationship with Howden to coordinate and reduce any potential supply chain issues for crucial equipment, such as compressors and steam turbines.”
Ross B. Shuster, CEO at Howden Group, said, “We are excited to be collaborating with Matt and his team to help advance a more sustainable world and are pleased that Raven SR recognized Howden’s leading technologies and has chosen to collaborate with us.”