GAIL awards green hydrogen EPC contract to Tecnimont
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GAIL awards green hydrogen EPC contract to Tecnimont

The EPC contract awarded is to implement a 4.3 tons per day green hydrogen production plant via a 10 megawatt PEM electrolysis unit with a purity of about 99.999 volume % to be located in Vijaipur

  • By ICN Bureau | May 13, 2022
Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has awarded green hydrogen EPC contract to Maire Tecnimont Indian subsidiary, Tecnimont Private Limited in collaboration with NextChem. 
 
In line with the National Hydrogen Mission, GAIL has awarded a contract to set up one of the largest Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Electrolysers in India. The project would be installed at GAIL’s Vijaipur Complex in Guna District of Madhya Pradesh and would be based on renewable power.
 
The EPC contract awarded is to implement a 4.3 tons per day green hydrogen production plant via a 10 megawatt PEM electrolysis unit with a purity of about 99.999 volume % to be located in Vijaipur, Madhya Pradesh.
 
The contract’s overall value is confidential and the project’s scope of work entails full engineering, procurement and construction up to commissioning, start-up of the plant and Performance Guarantee Test Run, while its completion is expected in 18 months from the letter of acceptance i.e. November 2023. 
 
Alessandro Bernini, appointed Chief Executive Officer, Maire Tecnimont Group said, “In line with its National Hydrogen Mission, this project represents an important milestone of India's journey towards a hydrogen-based and carbon-neutral industry and economy, as well as a tangible confirmation of the steady growth of Maire Tecnimont’s Green Business. Blending green hydrogen into the gas network or using it as green feedstock to decarbonise the fertiliser and other hard-to-abate industrial processes are essential uses which are enabling the green hydrogen economy to accelerate and scale-up. With our historical presence in India, we are proud to concretely contribute to the country’s 2030 decarbonization targets."
 
In line with the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, the project has been awarded to a vendor having domestic value addition of more than 50 per cent.
 
In January this year, GAIL had commenced India’s first-of-its-kind project of mixing hydrogen into natural gas systems. Hydrogen blended natural gas is being supplied to one of GAIL’s Joint Venture companies with HPCL - Avantika Gas Limited (AGL), which is a City Gas Distribution (CGD) company operating in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Till date, GAIL has been successful in blending upto 2% (v/v) hydrogen in natural gas in the CGD network.

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