Woodside buys Nel electrolyser kit for US liquid H2 project
Nel's M Series Proton PEM Electrolyser. Image by Nel (www.nelhydrogen.com)
Norwegian hydrogen solutions company Nel ASA (OSE:NEL) has received a NOK-600-million (USD 56.5m/EUR 57.9m) firm order to supply an alkaline electrolyser system to Woodside Energy for the production of liquid hydrogen in the US.
The Australian company has ordered the equipment for its first hydrogen project in the US, to be sited in Oklahoma, Nel said on Sunday. Under the deal, Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser AS will deliver alkaline stacks and balance of stack (BoS) equipment. It will also handle the engineering for the balance of plant (BoP) equipment, which will be provided by the client.
Nel will make the electrolyser stacks at its factory in Heroya, Norway. The company noted that the electrolyser market “is developing favourably” for its business, with the contract from Woodside seen to have a “substantial positive financial impact” on its operations.
Through the H2OK project, Woodside aims to produce liquid hydrogen for hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial and heavy transport vehicles. The 290-MW plant will have an initial daily output of 60 tonnes. First production is targeted for 2025.
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