Alfa Laval supplies heat exchangers to the world’s largest green hydrogen plant

Alfa Laval supplies heat exchangers to the world’s largest green hydrogen plant.

Alfa Laval has signed an agreement to deliver compact heat exchangers to the world’s largest green hydrogen plant, to be built in the Middle East. The facility, powered by renewable energy, will be part of the city of Neom, built from scratch in the northwest desert, with the ambition to establish a new model of sustainable living.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), hydrogen is one of the main options for storing energy from renewable energies for days, weeks or even months, and it allows the transport over long distances.

However, producing green hydrogen has its challenges. When purified water is split into hydrogen and oxygen using renewable electricity, maintaining a stable temperature in the electrolyzer is crucial to maximizing efficiency.

The separation of water into two gases generates excess heat that must be constantly cooled. In this project, this is done using Alfa Laval energy-efficient plate heat exchangers.

Alfa Laval is a leading supplier of heat exchangers to many of the major electrolyser manufacturers.

Neom’s location and infrastructure will allow the generation of 4 GW of renewable energy from solar and wind power, where the green hydrogen production facility will use about half of that. It will be the largest green hydrogen plant and the first gigawatt-sized facility, producing 650 tons of hydrogen per day. This will in turn be used to produce 1.2 million tons of green ammonia per year.

Thomas MollerPresident of Alfa Laval’s Energy Division, said:

Our hydrogen business has grown well over the past few years and today we provide efficient heat exchangers at the various stages of the process; for production, distribution and use.

“With our products and our expertise, we will continue to participate in accelerating and scaling this area, which is so important in the race to net zero emissions.”

Did you know that… The IEA expects total industry demand for hydrogen to grow by 44% by 2030 as clean hydrogen becomes increasingly important – and swift action is needed over the next 10 years. years to meet this demand.

It’s Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid processing, and is active in the energy, marine and food and water sectors, offering its expertise, its products and services to a wide range of industries in some 100 countries. .

The company is committed to optimizing processes, creating responsible growth and driving progress to help customers achieve their business goals and sustainability goals.

Alfa Laval’s innovative technologies are dedicated to the purification, refining and reuse of materials, promoting a more responsible use of natural resources.

They help improve energy efficiency and heat recovery, improve water treatment and reduce emissions. In this way, Alfa Laval not only accelerates the success of its customers, but also that of people and the planet. Make the world a better place, every day.

Alfa Laval has 17,900 employees. Annual sales in 2021 were 40.9 billion SEK (about 4 billion euros). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Alfa Laval supplies heat exchangers to the world’s largest green hydrogen plant, LUND, Sweden, October 31, 2022

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