Matheson bags Large Hydrogen contract in India

The contract for the 20-year supply of hydrogen and co-product steam from Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), a subsidiary of the Indian government’s public sector, has been awarded to Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.

In order to supply 132 kNm3/hr (285 Tons/day) of hydrogen to NRL’s refinery facilities at Numaligarh in Assam, India, Matheson will invest in, build, and operate a hydrogen facility. A license for the reforming technology will be obtained from Topsoe A/S, Denmark, and Larsen & Toubro Limited, India, will handle the engineering and construction of the facility.

The government of India’s Northeast development initiative, which also includes the Paradip Numaligarh Crude Pipeline (PNCP) project, the Crude Oil Import Terminal (COIT) at Paradip, the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline (IBFP), the Numaligarh-Siliguri interstate products pipeline, and the 2G ethanol project, will be supported by hydrogen and co-product steam from the plant(*1,2). We are thrilled and proud to play a key role in the initiative.

The solution aims to achieve the best resource utilization efficiency that fulfills Matheson/Carbon NSHD’s Index considerations and economic objectives, as well as flexibility and operability criteria to enable high-reliability operations with a very wide variety of feedstock and fuel. The facility will begin operating in 2025 after engineering and construction are finished.

This endeavor shows NSHD’s dedication to major growth through the provision of gases for highly strategic, financially sustainable projects and constitutes a big step forward for the company.