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Nel Hydrogen US, a subsidiary of Nel ASA, has been awarded a contract by a significant utility in the United States for a 1.25 megawatt (MW) containerized PEM electrolyzer.

Nel Hydrogen US has been awarded a purchase order for a 1.25 MW PEM electrolyzer to be installed at a nuclear power station in the United States, as part of a ground-breaking project for carbon-free hydrogen production.

“This project represents an important first step toward developing a regional supply of zero carbon hydrogen, while supporting clean baseload electricity resources on the grid,” says Stephen Szymanski, Vice President Sales and Marketing at Nel Hydrogen US.

The client will install an MC250 electrolyzer at a nuclear power station to enable the unit to self-supply hydrogen for turbine cooling and chemical control. A main project outcome will be the successful operation and control of the United States’ first PEM electrolyzer equipped for dynamic dispatch. Additionally, the project will demonstrate the economic viability of hydrogen generation at nuclear power plants and lay the groundwork for large-scale carbon-free hydrogen export in support of the DOE’s H2@Scale program goals.

The purchase order is valued at roughly USD 2.6 million, with delivery scheduled for 2022. The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office of the Department of Energy is funding the project through the H2@Scale Program.

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