thyssenkrupp nucera to supply electrolyzers for Air Products’ H2 facility in Arizona
Air Products has announced that it has awarded thyssenkrupp nucera a contract for the supply of alkaline water electrolysis technology for a 10 metric ton per day facility to produce green liquid hydrogen in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Under this contract, thyssenkrupp nucera will deliver two of their large-scale alkaline water electrolysis standard modules.
Based on its world-leading chlor-alkali electrolysis and decades of experience in industrial large-scale electrolysis applications, thyssenkrupp nucera has developed a modularized and cost-efficient solution for large-scale hydrogen production. (Earlier post.) To simplify the construction of new hydrogen plants and keep costs down, it offers electrolyzers in prefabricated skid-mounted modules that can be added up to several hundred megawatts up to a gigawatt scale.
Project activities have been initiated, and the facility is expected to be on stream in 2023. The gaseous hydrogen will be converted to liquid hydrogen using Air Products' proprietary technology. The production site will also include a terminal for Air Products to distribute the product for the mobility market in California and other locations in the US.
Denis Krude, Chief Executive Officer at thyssenkrupp nucera said "This second joint project with our Strategic Partner Air Products signed within the last few months shows that the needed fast implementation of sector coupling needs sustainable, long-term partnerships and a new understanding of how to co-develop business cases and projects together. The combination of our reliable engineering and best-in-class technology with Air Products' speed, strategic investment and build-own-operate model, will be the differentiator on this new hydrogen market—which we create now."
The United States plays a crucial role in thyssenkrupp nucera's hydrogen business strategy. With a local office in Houston, Texas, thyssenkrupp nucera builds its company organization as a globally operating network that is close to customers.
Dr. Christoph Noeres, Head of Green Hydrogen at thyssenkrupp nucera stated "The United States will be an important frontrunner for showcasing the direct link between green hydrogen production and demand centers, creating a strong self-sustaining domestic hydrogen market. Arizona offers the perfect conditions for low-price renewable energy whereas California has set the right regulations to massively decarbonize their transportation sector."
Heavy-duty transportation is a feasible and cost-efficient business case for green hydrogen application already today if the renewable power prices are low, Noeres added.