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Burckhardt Compression receives order for green hydrogen project

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Global Hydrogen Review,

Shenyang Yuanda Compressor Co. Ltd., a fully-owned subsidiary of Burckhardt Compression, has signed a contract with Sinopec Guangzhou Engineering Co. to supply three skid-mounted, fully-balanced hydrogen compressors for the Sinopec Xinjiang KuChe Green Hydrogen Project.


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The project, with a total investment of nearly RMB3 billion, is the world's largest project under construction to produce green hydrogen from photovoltaic (PV) power generation. It consists of five major parts: PV power generation, power transmission, hydrogen production from water electrolysis, hydrogen storage, and hydrogen transmission. The project will produce 20 000 tpy of green hydrogen, with a hydrogen purity of more than 99.9%. The hydrogen produced by water electrolysis will be pressurised to 32 bar by compressors, and transported via pipeline.

The fully-balanced compressor is ideally suited to large green hydrogen boosting and pipeline transfer projects. With a highly efficient frame, the whole machine is half the size of a conventional low-speed reciprocating compressor with the same capacity. Fully-balanced moving parts eliminate compressor vibrations and improve operational reliability. The skid-mounted design enables easy onsite installation, and shortens the project construction time.

According to the process requirements, the compressor needs to withstand pressure variations of approximately seven times the inlet pressure, while guaranteeing a stable outlet pressure. It also needs to be optimised in terms of energy consumption. This places high demands on the compressor and control logic design, which will rely on Burckhardt Compression's technology and experience to provide customers with excellent solutions.

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