Hydrogen/Alternatibve Energy New Alliance for Hydrogen Takes Shape

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Plant specialist Thyssen Krupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers and energy company McPhy Energy form an alliance forhydrogen generation. McPhy will supply Thyssen Krupp with high-capacity, high-pressure hydrogen generation equipment.

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Essen/Germany – Thyssen Krupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, a world leader for chlor-alkali and hydrochloric acid electrolysis plants, and McPhy Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen-based solutions for industry and energy markets, have signed a strategic commercial agreement in the area of hydrogen generation. McPhy Energy will become Thyssen Krupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers’ exclusive supplier for its high-capacity and high-pressure water electrolysis-based hydrogen generation equipment for the renewable energy storage market, particularly power-to-gas and carbon-free mobility applications. The Japanese market and atmospheric pressure water electrolysis are not part of the exclusivity in this agreement.

Dr. Sami Pelkonen, CEO of Thyssen Krupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers: “This strategic alliance will enable us to bring our knowledge from more than 400 electrolysis projects into the growing and important industry sector of renewable energy storage. The customers in this market will benefit from a strong global team of experts. This alliance will enlarge and speed-up our offerings in the electrochemical plant and technology business, especially with regards to large-scale high-pressure alkaline electrolysers.”

Pascal Mauberger, CEO of McPhy Energy: “By attacking the renewable energies market with our new-generation equipment, delivering improved technical and economic performance capabilities, Thyssen Krupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers will help drive our commercial deployment forward.”

The alliance will make it possible to accelerate the commercial deployment of the new-generation alkaline high-pressure water-electrolysers developed by McPhy Energy using De Nora’s activated electrodes, thanks to Thyssen Krupp’s strong commercial capabilities and engineering expertise.

Created in April 2015, Thyssen Krupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers is a joint-venture in which the plant engineering and construction company ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions has a majority stake, alongside the Italian electrochemical technologies specialist De Nora. In addition to developing chlorine electrolysis equipment and processes, Thyssen Krupp has set itself a goal to build its position on water electrolysis equipment for renewable energy specialists.