Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser AS, a Nel ASA subsidiary, has secured its largest order yet from an unknown US customer for 200 MW of industrial alkaline electrolyser equipment.
“We are truly excited to announce Nel’s largest purchase order to date. This project will showcase Nel’s large-scale delivery and execution capabilities and become a valuable reference for future large-scale contracts. It will have a substantial, positive impact on Nel’s financials, electrolyser product and production cost, technology development and scale-up plans,” says Nel’s CEO Håkon Volldal.
Given the environmental benefits of the planned project, the Client, which has developed the proposal over a number of years, will fund the entire project through private investors and has received considerable state and local government incentives. Additionally, the Client’s development efforts have resulted in a 20-year off-take commitment from local partners and a 20-year energy power purchase contract (PPA).
“This project represents an excellent opportunity for Nel to demonstrate its hydrogen technology and scaling capabilities, crucial to meet the rapid growing demand we see for green hydrogen”, says Tom Skoczylas, Regional Sales Manager for Nel Hydrogen US. “We are very happy to be elected for this ground-breaking project where Nel was chosen based on maturity of technology and proven electrolyser plant experience,” he says.
The electrolyser stacks contract is a solid order valued at more than EUR 45 million. At Nel’s large-scale electrolyser production facility on Herya, production and delivery of stacks are anticipated between February 2023 and mid-2024. Nel may possibly have the opportunity to contribute additional balance-of-plant equipment for the project, pending an ongoing engineering investigation.