Dalian Clean Energy Group (Dalian) has selected Chart Industries (Chart) to supply compressors for its hydrogen production project in China. The Dalian seawater hydrogen production project will integrate shoal photovoltaic, energy storage, seawater desalination, and hydrogen production all in one venture. It also represents China’s first hydrogen production project of isolated power system operation, thereby bypassing limitations posed by the power grid requirements.
The project will be carried out in multiple phases. The first phase will encompass the construction of 100 MW of shoal photovoltaic and 60 MW of hydrogen production, scheduled for completion and operation in October 2023. Upon completion, it is expected to generate 137 million KWH of green electricity annually and produce 2000 tons of green hydrogen per year.
“Being selected to provide our hydrogen compression solutions for Dalian Clean Energy Group’s groundbreaking project is a testament to Chart’s commitment to driving sustainable energy solutions worldwide. This ambitious undertaking marks a transformative step towards a greener future, and we are proud to be part of China’s pioneering efforts in integrating photovoltaic, seawater desalination, and hydrogen production in one remarkable project,” said Jill Evanko, CEO and president of Chart. “At Chart, we are dedicated to supporting our customers’ goals, and this partnership exemplifies our unwavering commitment to delivering safe, efficient, and eco-friendly hydrogen technologies. We look forward to playing a vital role in the success of this venture and contributing to China’s energy transition journey.”
Chart engineers and manufactures process technology and equipment for industrial gas, specialty, and energy transition markets. Earlier this year, the company completed its acquisition of Howden, a global provider of mission critical air and gas handling compressors, products, and services, from affiliates of KPS Capital Partners LP. The acquisition expanded Chart’s equipment portfolio and process technology offerings in hydrogen, carbon capture and storage (CCUS), decarbonization of industries, water treatment, petrochemical, liquefied natural gas (LNG), air separation, and natural gas processing.