Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser (Nel), a division of Nel ASA, has signed a non-exclusive frame agreement with Howden for the supply of hydrogen compressor solutions. With more than 3500 electrolyser units installed around the globe, Nel provides alkaline and proton exchange membrane (PEM) water electrolysis for industrial, transport, and power-to-x applications.
In addition, the two companies will work together to develop hydrogen compressor systems.
“We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Nel as it illustrates achievements already made in integrating Howden’s hydrogen compression solution with Nel’s electrolyser to lower the life-cycle cost of production and accelerate the adoption of hydrogen as a zero-carbon fuel,” said Ross B Shuster, CEO of Howden.
The agreement with Howden follows a string of strategic partnerships Nel has announced recently. In April, Nel entered into framework agreements with Wood and Aibel. The companies will leverage their capabilities to develop large-scale, complex hydrogen projects and the partnerships will add significant value to Nel’s global delivery and project execution abilities. On May 3, Nel announced the collaboration with First Solar Inc. to develop photovoltaic (PV)-hydrogen power plants.
“We are pleased to enter into this framework agreement with Howden, which ties into the ambitions we announced at our Capital Markets Day and reiterated in our Q1 2021 report around forming strategic partnerships,” said Jon André Løkke, CEO at Nel. “Working with Howden allows us to optimize our offerings toward existing and future customers.”