Greenko, John Cockerill to build electrolyzer gigafactory in India

Greenko ZeroC and John Cockerill have signed an agreement to jointly manufacture green hydrogen electrolyzers in India. The two companies will build an electrolyzer gigafactory targeting a capacity of two gigawatts, which will substitute 8% of India LNG imports.

Greenko ZeroC and John Cockerill will combine their strengths to collaborate in all spheres of market development for green hydrogen electrolyzers. Pressurized alkaline technology provided by John Cockerill is well adapted to ‘large-scale’ hydrogen applications and, combined with Greenko’s low-cost round-the-clock solutions, promises to enable the lowest levelized cost of hydrogen (LCOH) necessary for the implementation of a large hydrogen ecosystem on the Indian subcontinent. The gigafactory will comprise the full manufacturing electrolyzer value chain, including state-of-the-art nickel coating, and will produce electrolyzers delivering hydrogen at 30 bars at the outlet at the highest purity level.

Large-scale projects

Anil Chalamalasetty, CEO & Managing Director of Greenko, said: “Greenko is working towards re-industrialization solutions for a low-carbon economy. We are partnering with a world-class technology partner in John Cockerill and will jointly develop large-scale green molecule projects in India, which will accelerate the creation of a hydrogen economy. This partnership will not only help curtail India’s energy imports; it will also facilitate a turnaround to enable energy exports. And it will strengthen India’s green hydrogen ambitions as part of a wider renewable energy program that will see India run the world’s largest energy transition program.”

India new green energy hub

Raphael Tilot, CEO of John Cockerill Renewables, said: “The fight against climate change is part of our mission, and this partnership with Greenko will enable us to contribute to India’s sub-continent emergence as a new green energy hub. India and neighbouring countries have abundant natural resources, a large domestic market and the potential to cater to the growth of this market regionally and globally. On the human side, collaboration between Indian and Belgian team have made good progress and we are very confident on the future developments.”

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