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ABB to electrify two plants in North America


ABB announced it will deliver electrical systems for two new hydrogen plants of Plug Power Inc. These plants are located in North America and set to jointly produce 60 tons of green hydrogen daily. By doing this, they will replace 170 tons of fossil fuels in the logistics and transportation sector.

Furthermore, the hydrogen produced will be used for logistics and transportation sectors. This will enable users to replace fossil fuels in on-road applications like heavy-duty freight vehicles and forklifts.

About the plants

Moreover, ABB solutions help make green hydrogen production more affordable, accessible and sustainable. The first pant, Project Gateway will be North America’s largest green hydrogen production facility. It will provide daily the northeastern US with 45 metric tons of green liquid hydrogen. This quantity contains as much energy as 126 tons of gasoline and equates to 14,000 tons of CO2 per year.

On the other hand, the second plant Peachtree will have a similar scope of work. It will produce 15 tons of liquid green hydrogen per day using 100% renewable energy, serving customers in southeastern US.

The part ABB will play

In addition, in the press release it is mentioned that ABB will provide full electrical system in an ABB eHouse solution. The company’s prefabricated and pre-tested solution reduces costs and time needed for installation and commissioning.

Likewise, ABB will also supply gas and air insulated switchgear, low voltage motor control centers; along with low voltage variable speed drive for auxiliary applications.

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“Plug Power’s investment in both the Project Gateway and Peachtree facilities shows our commitment to the region, our customers, and the future world we want to live in,” said Sanjay Shrestha, General Manager of Energy Solutions and Chief Strategy Officer of Plug Power. “ABB showed the focus, understanding and expertise to execute a successful project, and we look forward to collaborating on driving the broader hydrogen economy.

“Green hydrogen will only become a widespread clean energy carrier if industry can scale up technologies and bring the overall production costs down,” said Brandon Spencer, President, ABB Energy Industries. “ABB’s goal is to help make hydrogen accessible as quickly and cost-effectively as possible to meet the growing global demand. We are proud to collaborate with Plug Power on their vision to build a resilient hydrogen ecosystem across North America.”

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