With production having begun on 20th August, the new plant is designed with an 800 kW (kilowatt) electrolyser capacity and will generate 45 kg of green hydrogen per day, to be used for captive consumption within the company’s Hazira manufacturing complex.
The project also further incorporates renewable energy via a 990kW rooftop solar plant which will power the hydrogen plant alongside a 500kWh Battery Energy Storage system (BESS).
Combining both alkaline (380 kW) and PEM (420 kW) technologies, future plans will include increasing the solar plant capacity to 1.6 MW peak DC.
Commenting on the project, Subramanian Sarma, Whole-time Director & Senior Executive Vice President (Energy), L&T, said, “L&T is at the forefront of providing innovative and sustainable solutions that will help meet the energy needs of the future.”
“We are proud that our engineers have set up the green hydrogen generation plant at Hazira complex and integrated it with the existing manufacturing shops for use of the green hydrogen.”
These manufacturing shops will utilise a blend of 15% hydrogen with natural gas.
The 3000m2 plant will contribute to L&T’s target to reduce greenhouse gases for itself and its clients by 300 tonnes per year, in addition to its aim to become carbon neutral by 2040.
To ensure safe operations at the plant, L&T has incorporated into the design both active and passive safety systems, with an integrated data analytics platform providing key electrolyser performance indicators.