NTPC has awarded a contract to Technip Energies for the Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Commissioning (EPCC) of a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Based Hydrogen Generation Plant in Vindhyachal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

The EPCC contract calls for the delivery of a 5 MW Hydrogen Generation Plant at a Super Thermal Power Station employing Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Electrolysis technology. This concept is well-suited for a large-scale green hydrogen production facility, as the electricity used to operate the electrolyzer can be replaced in the future with renewable energy.

NTPC is constructing this plant in conjunction with two other units: a CO2 capture facility that will capture CO2 from the coal-fired power plant’s flue gas stream, and a Methanol unit that will convert the captured CO2 and hydrogen into green Methanol using a PEM Electrolyzer supplied by Technip Energies.

Davendra Kumar, Senior Vice President India Business Unit at Technip Energies commented: “We are pleased to have been awarded this PEM based hydrogen project by NTPC. This award illustrates our commitment to Energy Transition and our strong project management capabilities in carbon-free energies. It is an honor to be part of one of the first ever PEM based hydrogen project in India of this scale in the country, marking a significant step towards decarbonization of the Indian energy sector.”

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