May 24 (Renewables Now) - Swiss technology group ABB Ltd (SWX:ABBN) announced on Tuesday it has joined a US partnership involved in the development of a 1-GW liquefied green hydrogen production project in Texas.
The Zurich-based company will work on the Clear Fork Texas scheme that aims to create a green hydrogen supply network to serve the mobility and transportation industries. Being developed by the Bair Energy Green Hydrogen and Technology Alliance, the plan envisages producing up to 33,000 kg of green hydrogen daily in the initial phase, with an expansion to 132,000 kg by 2028.
First production at the complex is expected to begin in 2025.
ABB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide expertise on turnkey automation, electrification and digitalisation solutions for the project. The scope of work will include the deployment of digital twin technology enabled by the group’s ABB Ability 800xA Simulator and ABB Ability Process Power Simulator, which will give a virtual representation of the proposed facility and provide for testing in a safe environment.
“The deployment of ABB Adaptive Execution will also enable us to both reduce our CAPEX by 20% and speed up our delivery time of the facility by 10% to 20%, which is a game changer for a project of this scale,” said Bair Energy’s CEO Nicholas Bair.