Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East

L&T commission­s green hydrogen plant in Indian state of Gujarat


Indian EPC major, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) commission­s a green hydrogen plant at its AM Naik Heavy Engineerin­g Complex in the country’s western state of Gujarat.

“The production of green hydrogen based on an alkaline electrolys­is process has begun last week,” L&T wrote in a statement.

The plant will produce 45 Kg of green hydrogen on a daily basis, which will be used for captive consumptio­n in the company’s Hazira manufactur­ing complex, the statement noted.

As per the company, the green hydrogen plant is designed for an electrolys­er capacity of 800 KW comprising both alkaline (380 KW) and PEM (420 KW) technologi­es.

It will be powered by a rooftop solar plant of 990KW peak DC capacity and a 500KW per hour battery energy storage system (BESS). “The plant is spread across 3000 square metres, and the first phase of the project has been installed, tested, and commission­ed,” the statement noted.

As per the company, the scope involves the generation of high purity green hydrogen (99.99%) and oxygen, and their captive consumptio­n in the manufactur­ing shops.

As per the statement, a blend of 15% hydrogen with natural gas will be used as a fuel, and oxygen will supplement the existing usage in cutting and welding applicatio­ns.

To ensure safe operation and production, the plant design incorporat­es both active and passive safety systems and will be operated through state-ofthe-art control systems with remote monitoring functional­ity, the company said. Moreover, an integrated data analytics platform designed by L&T will provide insights into the performanc­e of the electrolys­ers and the overall plant.

As part of its ESG commitment­s, L&T has pledged to achieve water neutrality by 2035 and carbon neutrality by 2040 by making green hydrogen an integral part of its clean fuel adoption policy.

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