Burckhardt Compression offers three process gas compression API 18 systems for compressing hydrogen at a liquid factory in South Korea. The new facility in South Korea is the world’s largest hydrogen liquid treatment plant and part of the country’s strategy to develop hydrogen as a clean energy plant.
Earlier this year, South Korea’s SK Group announced plans to invest $ 1.65 billion over the next five years to develop the country’s hydrogen industry. Part of this plan is to build a hydrogen hydropower plant by 2023. The factory produces 280,000 m2 of hydrogen from liquefied natural gas per year. The plant will be built in two stages, the first starting with 30,000 mt / year of liquid hydrogen. The plant will be built on the site of the SK Incheon Petrochemical Complex, IHS reports.
The Berkhart Compressor provides the plant with 6.6 MW of power per compressor, including auxiliary in three compression systems. The compressor is used in parallel for high discharge capacity, and the proposed hydrogen pressure increases from atmospheric pressure to 58 bar. The three compression systems are part of Berkhart’s portfolio of hydrogen compressors for a variety of applications.
The plant is part of a major policy goal of the Korean government to convert hydrogen, according to the International Energy Agency. Government It wants to increase the number of hydrogen-powered cars from 4,000 by 4,000 by 2019 to 6.2 million by 2040 and make the country the largest producer of hydrogen-damaged cars and fuel cells by 2030.
South Korea currently has about 14 charging stations, but the government plans to increase that number to 310 by 2022 and 2040 by 2040. Reported.
The government also plans to support the development of hydrogen ships, trains and industrial machines, and will promote the production of fuel cells and power plants to reach a combined capacity of 15 GW by 2040.