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L&T commissions Green Hydrogen Plant at its manufacturing complex in Hazira


L&T commissions Green Hydrogen Plant at its manufacturing complex in Hazira

Surat, 20th, August 2022: Larsen & Toubro(L&T), an Indianmultinational engaged in EPC Projects,Hi-Tech Manufacturing and Services, today announced the commissioning of a Green Hydrogen Plant at its AM Naik Heavy Engineering Complex in Hazira, Gujarat.The plant was inaugurated by Mr. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman – Indian Oil Corporation Limited. The production of Green Hydrogen based on an alkaline electrolysis process has begun today. The plant will produce 45 Kg ofGreen Hydrogen daily, which will be used for captive consumption in the company’s Hazira manufacturing complex. The Green HydrogenPlant is designedfor an electrolyser capacity of 800 kW comprising both Alkaline (380 kW) and PEM (420 kW) technologies and will be powered by a rooftop solar plant of 990kW peak DC capacity and a 500kWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). As part of the first phase of the project 380 kW Alkaline electrolyser has been installed, while the 420 kW PEM electrolyser along with solar plant capacityaugmentation to 1.6 MW peak DC, will be part of future expansion. Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Subramanian Sarma, Whole-time Director & Senior Executive Vice President (Energy), L&T said: “L&T is at the forefront of providing innovative and sustainable solutions that will help meet the energy needs of the future. We are proud that our engineers have set up the Green Hydrogen generation plantat Hazira complexand integrated it with the existing manufacturing shops for use of the green hydrogen.” He added that “This initiative is in line with L&T’s climate leadership targets of Lakshya-2026 that will help reduce greenhouse gases footprint for us as well as our clients by approximately 300 tonnes/annum. We believe that Green Hydrogen is a promising alternative fuel, and this plant is a testimony that we are committed to createa greener tomorrow.”


The plant is spread across3000 sq. meters,and the first phase of the projecthas been installed, tested, and commissioned. The scope involvesthe generation of high purityGreen Hydrogen (99.99%)and Oxygen, and their captiveconsumption in the manufacturing shops. A blendof 15% Hydrogen with NaturalGas will be used as a fuel, and oxygenwill supplement the existing usage in cuttingand welding applications.


To ensure safe operation and production, the plant design incorporates both active and passive safety systems and will be operated through state-of-the-art control systemswith remote monitoring functionality. In addition,an integrated data analytics platform designed by L&T will provide insights into the performance of the electrolysers and the overall plant.


As part of its ESG commitments, L&Thas pledged to achieve waterneutrality by 2035and carbon neutrality by 2040. Making Green Hydrogen an integral part of its clean fuel adoption policy.


L&T’s climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy programmes are aligned with the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), released by the Government of India. The Company’s programmes are also being aligned to the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) ratified by the Government of India during the COP 21 – Paris Agreement.

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