ITM Power has announced the sale of a 24 megawatt electrolyser for use at Linde’s Leuna Chemical Complex in Germany.
The electrolyser will be used to produce green hydrogen to supply the Dublin-headquartered company’s industrial customers through the company’s existing pipeline network.
In addition, Linde will distribute liquefied green hydrogen to refuelling stations and other industrial customers in the region.
It’s claimed the Leuna facility, which will be built, owned and operated by Linde, will be the world’s largest proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser plant.
The electrolyzer will be built by ITM Linde Electrolysis GmbH, a joint venture between Linde and ITM Power.
The plant is due to start production in the second half of 2022.
Jens Waldeck, president region Europe West at Linde, said: “Clean hydrogen is a cornerstone of the German and EU strategies to address the challenge of climate change.
“It is part of the solution to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions across many industries, including chemicals and refining.
“This project shows that electrolyzer capacity continues to scale up and it is a stepping stone towards even larger plants.”
Graham Cooley, chief executive of ITM Power, said: “This is the first sale via our joint venture with Linde and is currently the world’s largest announced PEM electrolyser.
“This is a significant addition to our sales pipeline and illustrates how the capacity and efficiency of our new factory allows us to tender for much larger scale projects.
“It demonstrates the growing commitment by industry to use green hydrogen produced by electrolysis to decarbonise production processes. We look forward to working closely with Linde to deliver this exciting project.”