Nel ASA signs frame agreement with Howden for supply of hydrogen compressors

Source: press releases, 24 June 2021

Chief executive officer of Nel, Jon André Løkke
Chief executive officer of Nel, Jon André Løkke (photo: Nel ASA)

Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, a division of Nel ASA, has signed a framework agreement with Howden, a manufacturer of gas handling solutions, for the supply of hydrogen compressors for Nel’s electrolysers.

“We are pleased to enter into this frame agreement with Howden, which ties into the ambitions we announced at our Capital Markets Day and reiterated in our Q1 2021 report around forming strategic partnerships. Working with Howden allows us to optimise our offerings towards existing and future customers,” says Jon André Løkke, chief executive officer of Nel.

The non-exclusive frame agreement with Howden is an important step towards achieving Nel’s cost target of green hydrogen production at USD 1.5/kg. The two companies will work closely together to develop cost competitive hydrogen compressor systems for Nel’s industry leading electrolysers.

Ross Shuster, Howden’s CEO, comments, “We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Nel as it illustrates achievements already made in integrating Howden’s hydrogen compression solution with Nel’s electrolysers to lower the life-cycle cost of production and accelerate the adoption of hydrogen as a zero-carbon fuel.”

Howden is a leading provider of mission critical air and gas handling products, technologies and services. With the power of engineering expertise and technology, Howden’s equipment provides safe and reliable solutions that are both sustainable and efficient. Howden supports multiple sectors including infrastructure, power generation, oil & gas, wastewater, metals, mining and transportation.