Valued at NOK 600m (€57.9m), the contract will supply equipment for the first phase of Woodside’s H2OK project which looks to produce liquid hydrogen to hydrogen fuel cell powered commercial and heavy-duty transport vehicles.

Set to be built in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the H2OK project is planned to initially boast 290MW of electrolyser capacity, with plans to be expanded up to 550MW, producing 180 tonnes of hydrogen per day.

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According to Nel, the contract sees the firm purchase order for alkaline stacks, balance of stack equipment, and engineering for the balance of plant equipment.

H2 View understands Woodside aims to proceed with final investment decision (FID) in 2023, with production of electrodes estimated throughout 2024.

Håkon Volldal, CEO of Nel, commented, “We are extremely proud to be elected by Woodside Energy, a quality company with a strong track record of developing high-quality assets, for this exciting and meaningful project.”

Tom Skoczylas, Regional Sales Manager for Nel Hydrogen US, said, “It is extremely exciting to work with the professional team at Woodside to realize a project such as this.

“The Ardmore project will become an excellent showcase for Nel’s electrolyser technology as it aims to enable broader utilisation for renewable energy into transportation and industrial sectors.”

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