Chart Industries has secured a deal to deliver hydrogen services to a demonstration hydrogen project in China. The company was selected by Dalian Clean Energy Group – a state-owned holding enterprise group, to supply its hydrogen compression technology from its Howden business to the multilevel groundbreaking project – the Dalian seawater hydrogen production project.
“Being selected to provide our hydrogen compression solutions for Dalian Clean Energy Group’s groundbreaking project is a testament to Chart’s commitment to driving sustainable energy solutions worldwide. This ambitious undertaking marks a transformative step towards a greener future, and we are proud to be part of China’s pioneering efforts in integrating photovoltaic, seawater desalination, and hydrogen production in one remarkable project,” said Jill Evanko, CEO and President of Chart.
The Dalian seawater hydrogen production project involves the integration of tidal flat photovoltaic power generation, seawater desalination and electrolytic water hydrogen production, which are expected to be put into operation on September 30, 2023. The project is located in Pulandian District, Dalian City, China.
It is a massive venture and represents China’s first hydrogen production project of isolated power system operation, bypassing limitations posed by the power grid requirements.
It will be carried out in multiple phases, with an initial investment of approximately 800 million RMB ($112 million). The first phase is the construction of 100 MW of shoal photovoltaic and 60 MW of hydrogen production, scheduled for operation in October 2023. Upon completion, it is expected to generate 137 million KWH of green electricity annually and produce 2,000 tons of green hydrogen per year.