Burckhardt Compression (Burckhardt) has received an order for a diaphragm compressor unit for a new green hydrogen production plant in Switzerland. The diaphragm compressor is being manufactured at Burckhardt Compression in Shenyang, China, and will be shipped as a container-installed compression unit to Switzerland. The compressor system is designed for hydrogen mobility applications and capable of discharging hydrogen at a high pressure and high purity, suitable for fuel-cells.
The new 2-MW green hydrogen production plant is being built by the Swiss company H2 Energy. Using the diaphragm compressor system manufactured by Burckhardt, the hydrogen that is processed in a PEM electrolyzer will be filled into Hydrospider swap trailers, 6526-psi (450-bar) hydrogen vessels that will supply hydrogen fueling stations across Switzerland. The main end-users of the produced hydrogen are heavy-duty vehicles such as the first 46 Hyundai trucks already operating in Switzerland.