Greek steel pipes maker Corinth Pipeworks has made another step towards the development for the energy market, creating a new hydrogen testing lab, to provide solutions for the European Hydrogen Backbone scheme and the increasing needs of clients for hydrogen certification of new pipelines. Ready for the Hydrogen era -New hydrogen testing lab installed in Corinth Pipeworks. This laboratory is among the first of its kind for a pipe manufacturer worldwide, offering capabilities to address the need of the energy market for the development of a hydrogen network to achieve climate and energy objectives.The laboratory has been designed to test pipeline material in hydrogen gas in pure or blended form under static load conditions and high pressure (up to 207bar), in full compliance with the requirements of the ASME B31.12 code. This new facility will support primarily qualification testing of new hydrogen pipeline projects, as well as R&D testing. New development plans for 2022 include the further upgrade of the hydrogen lab for fracture toughness testing under rising load conditions and evaluation of fatigue resistance.Corinth Pipeworks has a history of nearly half a century in steel pipe manufacturing with start of operations in the Corinth plant, 80Km west of Athens, in 1969. Corinth Pipeworks has worked with major energy companies across the globe on highly demanding projects.