Howden has signed a contract to offer a hydrogen compression system to European Energy. This solution will provide pure (green) hydrogen as a feedstock for the synthesis of e-methanol, which will be used to power marine transportation.
Maersk has identified European Energy as a significant supplier of e-methanol in order to secure a green transition away from traditional bunker fuel for its shipping fleet. By 2025, European Energy expects to provide 200,000-300,000 tons of e-methanol to Maersk.
European Energy is working on the world’s first large-scale commercial e-methanol manufacturing facility to reach this goal. A 50-megawatt electrolyzer will provide the green hydrogen, which will be compressed by Howden.
Howden will offer five compressor packages, each of which will deliver the needed hydrogen purity, pressure, and flow capacity on demand. The compressors are simple to maintain throughout their lives, and the turnkey kits require minimum onsite installation. The compact design combines high-level technical competence with a small footprint, as well as very dependable, non-lubricated piston compressor technology that delivers 1,370 kg/hr of green and pure hydrogen, helping to reduce CO2 emissions significantly.