Nel receives NOK 600M buy order for alkaline electrolyzers from Woodside for US venture


Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser AS, a subsidiary of Nel ASA, has entered right into a contract for alkaline electrolyzer tools from Australia-based Woodside Vitality for its proposed hydrogen venture, H2OK, in Ardmore within the state of Oklahoma. The contract has a complete worth of about NOK 600 million (US$57 million).

This can be a agency buy order for alkaline stacks, steadiness of stack (BoS) tools and engineering for the steadiness of plant (BoP) tools (which Woodside will present). There are pass-through mechanisms for metal and nickel value will increase. Woodside goals to proceed with FID in 2023. Manufacturing of electrodes is estimated all through 2024.

The electrolyzer stacks will probably be manufactured in Nel’s manufacturing facility at Herøya, the world’s solely absolutely automated electrolyzer facility.

H2OK—Woodside’s first hydrogen venture within the US—is a liquid hydrogen manufacturing facility proposed for the Westport Industrial Park in Ardmore. Part 1 entails building of an preliminary 290-megawatt (MW) facility, producing as much as 90 tonnes per day (tpd) of liquid hydrogen via electrolysis, focusing on the heavy transport sector. The situation gives the capability for enlargement as much as 550 MW and 180 tpd.

The Nel tools will help section 1.

Woodside intends for H2OK to be a net-zero venture. Energy will probably be sourced from Oklahoma’s present community, a big portion of which is wind-powered, and Renewable Vitality Certificates will probably be used to abate any remaining emissions.


Idea rendering of proposed H2OK facility in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Woodside Vitality is trying to broaden its US footprint and can be engaged on two proposed hydrogen tasks in Australia: H2Perth and H2Tas.

The contract with Woodside was signed solely a few months after Nel obtained its report measurement 200 MW buy order for one more large-scale venture within the US.

On 1 June 2022, Woodside merged with BHP Petroleum to create a worldwide impartial vitality firm.


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