Burckhardt supplying major H2 project

Facility located in France

Burckhardt Compression provided three advanced oil-free hydrogen compressors for a groundbreaking H2 project.

Air Liquide is building an operating the 200-MW electrolyser, the Normand’Hy project, with half of its capacity to be dedicated to the Gonfreville refinery and the remaining 100 MW intended to serve customers in the Normandy industrial basin and support low-carbon mobility. Air Liquide said it will invest over € 400 million to construct its Normand’Hy electrolyser.

Process Gas Compressor being assembled at BCAG workshop in Winterthur, Switzerland. (Image: Burckhardt)

The facility, near a major industrial hub, is poised to set new standards in the hydrogen industry, aiming to become the largest proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer ever constructed.

The project is scheduled to commence production in 2026. With a projected annual output of 28,000 tons of green hydrogen, it is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 250,000 tons annually.

“We are excited to be part of the project and to provide our cutting-edge hydrogen compressors to support these ambitious hydrogen initiatives,” said Andreas Brautsch, president of the SYSTEMS Division of Burckhardt Compression. “This project perfectly aligns with our commitment to advancing sustainability and reducing carbon emissions through innovative compressor technology.”

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