Howden to Supply Hydrogen Storage Compression Plant to HYBRIT
Air and gas handling products provider Howden has been selected to deliver a hydrogen storage compression solution for HYBRIT, the world’s first fossil-free steel plant in Svartöberget in Sweden. Howden has been contracted to supply a high-pressure diaphragm compression package to seamlessly integrate the storage cycle of the hydrogen production. The hydrogen compression includes installation and commissioning of a packaged three stage diaphragm compressor. The storage facility consists of a 100 cubic meter hydrogen storage built in an enclosed rock cavern approximately 30 meter below ground. This offers a cost-effective solution, with the necessary pressure required,. The agreement includes installation and commissioning of a packaged three stage diaphragm compressor.
A joint project between Sweden’s SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall, HYBRIT is the deployment of a unique pilot project for large-scale hydrogen storage. This initiative leads the development of the world’s first fossil-free value chain for the iron and steel industry, to address renewable hydrogen storage.