Howden has signed a contract to provide five hydrogen diaphragm compressors for Atura Power’s Niagara Hydrogen Centre in Ontario, Canada.
The state-of-the-art facility, powered by renewable hydroelectricity, will produce 20MW of green hydrogen in Niagara Falls, Ontario, where the energy will be used to power electrolyzers to produce hydrogen. Howden’s hydrogen compressors will take hydrogen from the electrolyzers and compress for on-site, short-term mobile storage. This project will be the largest green hydrogen production facility in Ontario, providing industrial consumers with low-carbon hydrogen for immediate consumption and will also be transported and blended into the fuel stream at Atura Power’s Halton Hills Generating Station, creating cleaner electricity for Ontario.
We are pleased that our solutions will support Atura Power’s plan to build one of Canada’s largest green-energy hubs that will play a key role in reducing greenhouse gases in the region. This contract and approach by working closely with Atura to identify the best compression solution and system design for their needs represents a great example of how we are working with customers to support the energy transition and advance a more sustainable world. Our solution in this project focuses on safe, cost-effective, and efficient hydrogen compression followed by on-going support to ensure plant efficiency and reliability.
"We’re excited to partner with Howden to develop a safe, efficient and reliable hydrogen compressor system for our Niagara Hydrogen Centre,” said Shelley Babin, Atura Power President. “Atura Power has a leading position in the emerging Ontario hydrogen economy, and the completion of the Niagara Hydrogen Centre will allow us to reach our goal of being the first low-carbon hydrogen producer in the province."
Howden is taking a leadership role in hydrogen compression and the energy transition through development and supply of its hydrogen compressors, technology and services, and it announced a number of important projects in 2022. Crucial contracts in the last year have included: supplying hydrogen compressors for the largest hydrogen refuelling station in the world in China and for the refuelling stations at the Beijing Winter Olympics; creating solutions for the first fossil-free steel plant in the world in Sweden; and supporting the world’s first climate neutral fuel (eFuel) plant located in Chile.