Air Products, Baker Hughes collaborate on global hydrogen projects

Air Products, Baker Hughes collaborate on global hydrogen projects

Air Products and Baker Hughes have joined forces to lower the cost of production and accelerate the adoption of hydrogen with next generation hydrogen compression technologies.

Formalising the agreement today (June 9), the duo said the partnership will see Baker Hughes provide Air Products with advanced hydrogen compression and gas turbine technology for global projects, including to major developments which are currently underway in Alberta and Saudi Arabia.

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Commenting on the news, Dr. Samir Serhan, Chief Operation Officer at Air Products, said, “Air Products chose Baker Hughes for its leading-edge compression and gas turbine offerings and robust hydrogen experience.”

“This advanced technology is another key step toward achieving economically viable blue and green hydrogen and net-zero targets.”

Rod Christie, Executive Vice-President, Turbomachinery and Process Solutions at Baker Hughes, added, “Our transformative hydrogen compression and gas turbine technology lowers the overall production cost for new energy frontiers such as hydrogen and is a strategic enabler for key projects.”

“Our proven technology is helping to accelerate the hydrogen economy, and our collaboration with Air Products will be critical for a net-zero future.”

News of Air Products’ and Baker Hughes’ collaboration follows the unveiling of a multi-billion-dollar hydrogen energy complex which Air Products will execute in Alberta, Canada. The development will benefit from the Air Products, Baker Hughes collaboration.

Read more: Air Products unveils plans for a multi-billion-dollar hydrogen complex in Alberta, Canada

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Take 5: An interview with… Rod Christie, Executive Vice-President, Turbomachinery & Process Solutions, Baker Hughes

Thanks for taking time out with H2 View. If you don’t mind us asking, what are we interrupting in your schedule today?

We just wrapped a series of dynamic dialogues on the energy transition with global leaders from across the industry as part of our Annual Meeting conference, covering a range of topics, including deploying AI for the digital transformation of energy, solutions to decarbonise LNG and the industrial sector, accelerating the adoption of hydrogen and CCUS and much more.

Tell us about Baker Hughes’ involvement in the hydrogen sector new and old (merchant refinery hydrogen and now with hydrogen and CCUS)?
We have turbomachinery technology that can serve the entire hydrogen value chain – from production to transportation and utilisation.

We’ve continuously invested in hydrogen technology throughout the years and acquired extensive experience in downstream applications that involve hydrogen, as much as 100% hydrogen. In fact, our experience in the treatment of hydrogen began in 1962 with our first hydrogen compressor – today we have over 2,000 hydrogen compressors installed and running around the world – while in 2008 we built the first turbine in the world (10 MW power) to run on 100% hydrogen for Enel’s Fusina Hydrogen Power Project in Italy.

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