Baker Hughes to provide technology for pipeline in Greece

Baker Hughes, an energy technology company, has been awarded a contract by TERNA, the construction arm of the GEK TERNA Group, to supply gas turbines and compressors that can run on a mixture of natural gas and hydrogen for a new compressor station of the Greek Natural Gas Transmission System. The compressor station will be used for domestic gas supply in Greece.

Baker Hughes will supply three compressor trains for a total of three NovaLT12 hydrogen-ready gas turbines and three PCL compressors. For this project, the technology was designed to support the compressor station with the capacity to transport up to 10% hydrogen. The station is expected to enter service in 2024 and directly supports the objectives of the EU’s hydrogen strategy to accelerate the development of clean hydrogen and ensure its role as the cornerstone of a climate-neutral energy system by 2050. .

This latest order builds on Baker Hughes’ extensive experience in developing and supplying turbomachinery equipment to compress, transport and utilize hydrogen. In 2020, the company collaborated with energy infrastructure network provider Snam to introduce the NovaLT12 gas turbine for the transport of hydrogen-gas mixtures in its pipeline network in Italy, marking the first time that a hydrogen turbine hybrid was integrated into a natural gas pipeline system.

“Technology is a key enabler of the energy transition, and our wide range of climate technology solutions help customers decarbonize their operations. Additionally, this project will advance understanding of what is capable in a hydrogen economy and support Europe’s energy transition goals,” said Rod Christie, Executive Vice President of Turbomachinery & Process Solutions at Baker. Hughes. “Leveraging our strong base of technical expertise, Baker Hughes is proud to work with customers like TERNA to advance new energy frontiers in support of climate action, as well as help secure critical gas supply. natural and hydrogen across Europe.

Baker Hughes’ experience in hydrogen processing began in 1962 with its first hydrogen compressor. Today, the company’s advanced technologies serve the entire hydrogen value chain, from production to transport and use. The Company’s portfolio includes advanced compressors, gas turbines, valves, centrifugal pumps, nonmetallic pipes, hydrogen sensors, monitoring and diagnostic systems, including inspection solutions for embrittlement of hydrogen in production and storage, as well as clean and integrated power solutions to generate electricity with hydrogen. and hydrogen mixtures. The design of the NovaLT12 allows mixtures between 5% and 100% hydrogen; the entire NovaLT gas turbine family is 100% designed and manufactured in Baker Hughes factories in Italy.

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