- Published: 08 June 2023 08 June 2023
GE Grid Solutions, an integral was awarded a contract by Larsen & Toubro to supply 380 kV T155 gas-insulated substations (GIS) for an utility-scale hydrogen plant in Saudi Arabia to be powered entirely by renewable energy.
The plant will be located in Oxagon, the planned smart city of Neom in northwestern Saudi Arabia. The NEOM Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC) aims to produce carbon-free hydrogen at the plant using solely wind and solar power to produce up to 600 tonnes per day by the end of 2026.
GE’s GIS design and the 1.5 breaker configuration will help ensure uninterrupted operation at the hydrogen 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 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.
Larsen & Toubro was awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to build a 2.2 GWac PV solar plant, a 1.65 GW wind generation balance of plant, and a 400 MWh battery energy storage system under the power elements package. Larsen & Toubro will also build three 380 kV substations, 306 km of 380 kV overhead lines, and underground cables required for the Kingdom’s electrical grid.
Neom Green Hydrogen Company is an equal owned joint venture between ACWA Power, NEOM, and Air Products.