Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser has been awarded a grant of NOK 9.25m ($1.02m) from the Norwegian public enterprise Enova SF for engineering and design improvements in connection to the establishment of the “world’s largest, automated alkaline electrolyser production line” at Herøya, Norway.
The Nel ASA subsidiary has been working with Enova, a Norwegian public enterprise responsible for the promotion of environmentally friendly production and consumption of energy, to optimise the development of the manufacturing plant and was today awarded a grant for the first phase in the process of establishing a full-scale pilot production line.
The engineering phase for the advanced pilot production line will last until end of 2019 and if successful, will continue into an execution phase, involving construction and operation of the production line from 2020 onwards.
Erik-Løkke Øwre, Vice-President of Operations of Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, said, “Over the last year we have been looking into several aspects of our plans to expand our alkaline electrolyser manufacturing capacity, and have decided to raise the ambitions, now exploring the possibilities for an even more advanced and larger production line than first envisioned.”
“The grant is also a strong signal from the government recognising hydrogen as an important zero-emission energy carrier for the future. We really look forward to work with all stakeholders to realise this important project.”