First Indigenous Hydrogen Electrolyser by L&T at Hazira

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has achieved a major milestone in the clean energy sector by commissioning its first indigenously manufactured electrolyser at the Green Hydrogen Plant at A M Naik Heavy Engineering Complex in Hazira, Gujarat. This is a significant step towards promoting sustainable energy solutions and reducing carbon emissions.

Electrolyser features and performance

The electrolyser, which uses the technology from McPhy Energy, France, has a rated power capacity of 1 MW (expandable to 2 MW) and can produce 200 Nm3/Hr of hydrogen. It is equipped with two stacks and an Electrolyser Processing Unit (EPU) ML-400, which are locally manufactured and assembled, following the latest international standards. The electrolyser offers high flexibility and thermal stability, and will undergo rigorous testing to optimise its performance.

Electrolyser manufacturing and localisation

L&T Electrolysers Limited, a newly incorporated entity of L&T, is focused on manufacturing pressurised alkaline electrolysers for the domestic and global markets. The company has leveraged the complete value chain from engineering to manufacturing, in collaboration with Indian vendors and suppliers, thus setting a benchmark for “Make in India” initiatives. L&T Electrolysers plans to utilise its upcoming giga-scale facility in Hazira to meet the growing demand for green hydrogen, maximising product localisation through enhanced local supply chain, and automation for cost-competitiveness.

Electrolyser allocation and recognition

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

Electrolyser vision and impact

Subramanian Sarma, Whole-time Director & Sr EVP (Energy), L&T, said: “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, L&T, said: “Our commitment to localisation in this project goes beyond mere cost-efficiency. It empowers the Indian supply chain, creates exciting opportunities for skilled professionals, and aligns perfectly with the vision of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.

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