In the Norwegian industrial estate of Porsgrunn, a major German engineering contractor in the technical gases industry is currently building a 24 MW electrolysis plant for producing green hydrogen as a feedstock for green ammonia, which is required in fertiliser production. The necessary hydrogen is to be generated by means of electrolysis using hydropower. By the end of 2022, the KSB Group will have supplied pumps and valves for this plant.
The pumps to be supplied are standardised chemical pumps of the MegaCPK type series. All wetted parts are made of high-quality duplex steels so as to not impair the function of the electrolyser. The drives are variable speed high-efficiency synchronous reluctance motors of efficiency classes IE4 and IE5.
Luxembourg-based valve manufacturer Sisto Armaturen S.A., which is part of the KSB Group, will supply the project with its Sisto-RSK swing check valves equipped with a special coating.