DNV is providing technical advice and support to Pipeline Infrastructure Limited on the integration of blended hydrogen into its gas trunkline assets in India, including transmission pipelines, interconnects and spur lines, compressor, valve, and metering stations & equipment.PIL’s initiative is one of the first hydrogen blended related projects in the transmission space in India, aligned with the government’s launch of India’s National Hydrogen Mission in August 2021, targeting 5 million tonnes per annum of hydrogen production by 2030. In conjunction with fiscal support and other incentives, the Mission aims to leverage the nation’s significant renewable energy potential to transform India into a green hydrogen hub, help meet national climate goals and enable India to become a major producer and exporter of hydrogen to Japan, South Korea, and Europe. According to DNV’s Energy Transition Outlook 2021, demand for hydrogen in the Indian subcontinent will reach nearly 25 million tonnes per annum by 2050, primarily for ammonia production, transportation, and refining. As a basis for green hydrogen production, the report also shows strong predicted growth in renewable generation in India, particularly solar photovoltaics, wind, and hydro power which will make up 65% of the country’s electricity generation mix by 2050. Pipeline Infrastructure Limited pipeline, the country’s first bi-directional pipeline, 48-inch diameter cross-country natural gas pipeline with a length of approximately 1,480 kms (including spur lines and interconnects), traverses 5 states across the peninsular region from Kakinada to Bharuch. PIL acts as the vital link in supplying clean and green energy across the country in a safe, sustainable, and reliable manner with a design capacity of 85mmscmd, commenced operations in 2009 to transport record gas off the east coast. The above-ground facility of the PIL pipeline includes 10 compressor stations with a total installed power of 900+ MW.