Alkaline electrolyser system order for Nel ASA from Glencore Nikkelverk

Source: press release, 2 June 2022

Nel’s Atmospheric Alkaline Electrolyser
Nel’s Atmospheric Alkaline Electrolyser (illustration: NEL ASA)

Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser AS, a subsidiary of Nel ASA, has been awarded a contract for an alkaline electrolyser system to Glencore Nikkelverk in Kristansand, Norway. The green hydrogen from the electrolyser system will be used for production of hydrochloric acid.

Glencore Nikkelverk is already familiar with alkaline electrolyser technology as they currently operate a similar electrolyser system at the site in Kristiansand, also this delivered by Nel. “We are honored to be re-elected as electrolyser supplier to Glencore Nikkelverk through their competitive tender-process when they now shall expand their production of hydrochloric acid. Given their high competence on electrolyser technology, with primary focus on safety and reliability, we look forward to strengthening our relationship with Glencore through the project execution and beyond,” says Henning Langås, Senior Tender Manager.

“Hydrogen is an important input factor in our processes and very high reliability is required. Nikkelverk has produced Hydrogen for internal use for more than 60 years. We are pleased to continue a long relationship with Nel and their well proven and reliable alkaline electrolysers,” says Nils G. Gjelsten. Managing director, Glencore Nikkelverk AS

The purchase order has a value exceeding EUR 3 million, and delivery off the equipment is expected to be mid-2023.