Alfa Laval wins supply order for big Neom green hydrogen plant
- Nov 28, 2022 8:11 pm GMT
Neom, the developer of a
The facility, powered by renewable energy, will be part of the city of Neom, built from scratch in the northwestern desert, with the ambition of establishing a new model for sustainable living.
Neom's location and infrastructure will allow the generation of 4 GW of renewable power from solar and wind where the green hydrogen production facility will use about half of it, said the Swedish firm in its statement.
It will be the largest green hydrogen plant and the first installation of gigawatt size, producing 650 tons of hydrogen per day. This in turn will be used to produce 1.2 million tons of green ammonia annually, it stated.
When purified water is split into hydrogen and oxygen using renewable electricity, it is crucial to keep a stable temperature in the electrolyser to maximize efficiency.
Splitting water into the two gases generates excess heat which needs to be constantly cooled off. In this project it is done by using
"Our business within hydrogen has developed well over the past years and we are today supplying efficient heat exchangers to the various steps of the process; for production, distribution and use," remarked
"With our products and expertise, we will continue to be part of accelerating and scaling this area, which is so important in the race to net zero emissions," he added.-
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