Baker Hughes recently announced several milestones including advancements in the company’s hydrogen-enabling technologies, as well as progress in executing several customers’ hydrogen projects and new collaborations in the sector.

The company unveiled a new Hydrogen Testing Facility for validation of its NovaLT industrial turbines meant to run blends all the way up to 100% hydrogen, it said. The new facility includes a test bench to allow full load testing, with complete fuel flexibility up to 100% hydrogen, and features a 300-bar pressure and 2,450 kg storage capacity. Baker Hughes says this infrastructure allows it to test turbines in all project conditions, and it will later serve as a hub for Baker Hughes’ collaboration with customers in the hydrogen economy.

Baker Hughes also recently completed manufacturing and testing of its NovaLT16 hydrogen turbines for Air Products’ Net-Zero Hydrogen Energy Complex in Edmonton, Canada. The NovaLT16 turbines underwent full load testing at the new Hydrogen Testing Facility. This family of turbines can be deployed for a variety of industrial applications, including combined heat and power, as well as for pipeline and gas storage operations, the company said.

The company reported progress on another Air Products’ hydrogen project, with the delivery of the first two trains of hydrogen compression solutions for the NEOM project in Saudi Arabia, the largest green hydrogen project in the world through the equal joint venture of ACWA Power, Air Products and NEOM. Baker Hughes recently invested in expanding its manufacturing site in Modon, Saudi Arabia, to further support the delivery of projects in the country, including NEOM, with localized testing and packaging solutions.

The company also executed a collaboration agreement with HyET – a company that provides technologies for distributed power generation and hydrogen production at high pressure – for the development, industrialization, and commercialization of a hydrogen compression solution.

Baker Hughes signed a memorandum of understanding with Green Energy Park, a vertically integrated renewable energy company with ammonia and hydrogen terminal projects worldwide, and part of Green Energy Park Global group. The agreement aims to set out the principles of a potential collaboration between the two companies in multiple areas of the green hydrogen value chain, including production, storage, transportation, and utilization of green hydrogen and ammonia-based fuels, as well as exploration of possible co-development of related technologies and projects at the gigawatt scale.

Last August, Baker Hughes and airport management company Avports agreed to a memorandum of understanding to develop and operate onsite hydrogen-fueled microgrids at U.S. airports.

Earlier that year, NET Power announced a partnership with Baker Hughes as it works toward a commercial deployment of its near zero-emission power systems. Baker Hughes said it would supply its supercritical CO₂ turboexpanders and other pumping and compression technology for the NET Power plants. The energy tech company will also bring its system integration and process knowledge experience to help accelerate market deployment.

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