Larsen & Toubro commissions electrolyser at green hydrogen plant in Hazira

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Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has commissioned its first indigenously manufactured electrolyser at the Green Hydrogen Plant located within the A M Naik Heavy Engineering Complex in Hazira, Gujarat. This significant achievement marks L&T Electrolysers Limited’s entrance into the domestic production of electrolysers, highlighting the company’s commitment to sustainable energy solutions. With a rated power capacity of 1 MW, expandable to 2 MW, the electrolyser is capable of producing 200 Nm3/Hr of hydrogen. It features two stacks and an Electrolyser Processing Unit (EPU) ML-400, boasting exceptional flexibility and thermal stability. This development not only demonstrates L&T’s dedication to clean energy but also positions the company as a forerunner in the global clean energy sector.

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The electrolyser, entirely manufactured and assembled in India, meets the latest international standards. It will undergo extensive testing to optimize its performance, setting the stage for mass production. L&T Electrolysers Limited, a subsidiary of L&T, focuses on manufacturing pressurized alkaline electrolysers through a technology partnership with McPhy Energy, France. By managing the entire value chain from engineering to manufacturing and collaborating with Indian vendors, L&T Electrolysers has established a new benchmark for the “Make in India” initiative. The company’s upcoming giga-scale facility in Hazira aims to fulfill the increasing demand for green hydrogen, emphasizing product localization, supply chain enhancement, and cost-competitive automation.

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Subramanian Sarma, Whole-time Director & Sr EVP (Energy) at L&T, remarked on the milestone, stating, “The indigenously manufactured electrolyser marks a transformative leap towards clean energy, positioning us to lead not only in the domestic market but also globally. This advancement significantly bolsters our offerings across the value chain, showcasing L&T as a global force in the clean energy space.”

Derek M Shah, Sr VP & Head – Green Energy Business at L&T, echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the project’s commitment to localizing production to empower the Indian supply chain and create opportunities for skilled professionals, in alignment with the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ vision.

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Moreover, L&T Electrolysers has been allocated a significant 300 MW/annum capacity under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme of the National Green Hydrogen Mission, spearheaded by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and implemented by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). This allocation is a testament to L&T Electrolysers’ potential as a key player in the electrolyser manufacturing landscape.

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