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GE Grid Solutions' substations to support green H2 plant in Saudi Arabia

GE Grid Solutions, an integral part of the GE Vernova portfolio of energy businesses, was awarded a contract by Larsen & Toubro to supply 380 kV T155 gas-insulated substations (GIS) for the world’s largest utility-scale H2 plant to be powered entirely by renewable energy (producing green H2). The mega plant will be in Oxagon, the planned smart city of NEOM in northwestern Saudi Arabia. The NEOM Green H2 Company (NGHC) aims to produce carbon-free H2 at the plant using solely wind and solar power to produce up to 600 tpd by the end of 2026.

GE’s field-proven GIS design and the 1.5 breaker configuration will help ensure uninterrupted operation at the H2 plant and the wind and photovoltaic plants, which will produce captive energy for the plant. GE’s switchgear will also support the primary grid by increasing power supply reliability.

“GE is proud to be part of the NEOM Green H2 Project, the largest green H2 production facility in the world,” said Philippe Piron, President and CEO of GE Grid Solutions. “We are committed to supporting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s ambitious National Renewable Energy Program towards attaining an optimal generation mix as envisaged in its strategic vision for 2030.”

GE is responsible for the design, manufacturing, supply and supervision of the installation and commissioning of the 92 bays of GIS for the plant. The equipment is being manufactured at Grid Solutions’ site in Aix-Les-Bains, France.

“The NEOM Green H2 Project marks a significant milestone in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s transition towards a more sustainable and decarbonized future. We are excited about the innovative solutions we are delivering as part of this project that will help enable the efficient and reliable transmission and distribution of green H2 to power homes, businesses and industries,” said Eric Chaussin, Power Transmission Leader at GE Grid Solutions.

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