Nel team celebrates Woodside hydrogen contract


Norway– After signing a record-breaking contract with Woodside Energy, the CEO of Nel and his team celebrated a significant victory on another green field, the renewable energy field.

The Australian energy company will invest approximately 600 million NOK in green alkaline electrolyser equipment for its proposed hydrogen plant, H2OK, near Ardmore in the US state of Oklahoma.

“We are extremely proud to be elected by Woodside Energy, a quality company with a strong track record of developing high-quality assets, for this exciting and meaningful project,” says Nel’s CEO Håkon Volldal.

Increasing US presence

This machinery will support phase 1 of the proposed project, which is Woodside’s first hydrogen project in the US (60 tpd). The facility will be located in Ardmore, Oklahoma, which is a region ideal for producing hydrogen due to its abundant supply of water and energy. These resources will be used by the business to create liquid hydrogen for heavy and commercial transport vehicles that run on hydrogen fuel cells.

In addition to working on the two proposed hydrogen projects in Australia—H2Tas and H2Perth—Woodside Energy is trying to increase its presence in the US.

Only a few months had passed since Nel had obtained its largest-ever 200 MW purchase order for another significant US project before a contract with Woodside was finalized. The only completely automated electrolyser facility in the world, Nel’s factory in Herya, will produce the electrolyser stacks.