Amara Raja bags NTPC contract for India’s first green hydrogen fuelling station in Leh
Amara Raja Power Systems has bagged NTPC Ltd's contract of setting up India's first green hydrogen fuelling station in Leh, Ladakh.
The project is expected to enable emission-free transport in and around Leh – making India among the few countries to take a lead in the green mobility space.
NTPC plans to ply five hydrogen fuel cell buses in the region, and the pilot will be set up in Leh's extreme conditions at a height of 3600 meters above sea level with temperatures varying between -14°Celsius to 20°Celsius. Amara Raja Power Systems was selected for the execution of this pilot based on its technical expertise.
"This challenging project will reaffirm our EPC expertise and we are very excited about being the first to enter the green hydrogen infrastructure space," said Dwarakanadha Reddy, Business Head of the EPC division, Amara Raja Power Systems.
The latest pilot project would serve as a precursor to large-scale green hydrogen mobility and storage projects that would come up In India as a part of the National Hydrogen Energy Mission. Further, the pilot would be useful for studying and deploying multiple hydrogen fueling stations across the country.
"The potential for hydrogen as an energy resource of the future is substantial and projects such as these are critical to showcase this. We are honored to continue to serve NTPC as a trusted contractor," said Vikramadithya Gourineni, Executive Director of Amara Raja,
The pilot project in Leh will produce a minimum of 80kg/day of 99.97% pure hydrogen which will be compressed, stored, and dispensed.
The green hydrogen will be produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using an electrolysis process powered by electricity generated by RE sources. The hydrogen produced in this manner will leave no carbon footprint.