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    Technip to help build hydrogen project in India


The French services company said it will have a role in the first hydrogen project of its kind in India.

by: Daniel Graeber

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Technip to help build hydrogen project in India

French services company Technip Energies said October 13 that it secured a contract to help develop a green hydrogen plant in India.

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) in India awarded Technip with an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract to help build a hydrogen generation plant in the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India.

“The EPCC contract covers the delivery of a 5-MW hydrogen generation plant using proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis technology at a super thermal power station,” Technip explained. “This project is suited for a large-scale green hydrogen production facility as power to electrolyser can be replaced with renewable electricity in the future.”

The plant will be set up alongside similar facilities. One is a carbon capture facility that would store emissions from the flue gas stream of a coal-fired power plant. The second would use that CO2 to convert it into so-called green methanol.

“It is an honour to be part of one of the first-ever PEM based hydrogen projects in India of this scale in the country, marking a significant step towards decarbonisation of the Indian energy sector,” said Davendra Kumar, a senior vice president for Technip operations in India.

India’s economy is greening up. Gas retailer Indraprastha Gas signed a memorandum of understanding last month with South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to establish a waste-to-energy plant in Delhi. It will convert municipal solid waste into compressed bio-gas (CBG) for use as fuel for vehicles