H2 View Webinar: Hydrogen in Asia

Today’s H2 View Webinar heard that while Asia’s hydrogen industry is at varied stages of evolution the continent faces a raft of similar issues relating to safety, collaboration, R&D, regulations, policies and skills development.

Salah Mahdy, Global Director Renewable Hydrogen at Howden, spoke first, highlighting the company’s long history and track record in developing its comprehensive range of equipment, including compressors, steam turbines and other solutions. The Howden diaphragm compressors “D” series was invented back in 1916 by Henri Corblin.

He said, “Howden’s diaphragm technology is seen as a critical component in many hydrogen applications, in particular the mobility sector. Our commitment to innovation has been ingrained into our DNA, as a result our compression technologies have been selected for key projects in the hydrogen sector around the world.”

Turning to Asia, he said the continent has been a very important market for Howden, with strong manufacturing and service capabilities in all the major countries. “We have gained extensive insights and experience into the different market dynamics and culture in the region – which are crucial elements for formulating a successful business strategy. Each country has adopted different strategies, and it’s important to understand these differences.”

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