Mobile Navigation


View Comments

McPhy Energy awarded an electrolyzer contract for “green metal” project in Austria

| By Mary Bailey

McPhy Energy S.A. (La Motte Fanjas, France) announced the signing of a contract for the supply, assembly and commissioning of one McLyzer 800-30 with a capacity of 4 MW with Plansee Group in Austria. The electrolyzer will operate on the Plansee Group manufacturing site, based in Reutte, Austria, where green hydrogen shall be used to produce carbon neutral high-performance metals for various high-tech applications such as semiconductor, electronics or medical.

Today, hydrogen on the Plansee Group production site in Reutte is provided through steam reforming as an integral part of the metal production and is used by the companies Plansee High Performance Materials and tools manufacturer Ceratizit. The equipment provided shall enable the site to gradually replace the production by green hydrogen produced with renewable energy. To ensure operational reliability and availability, McPhy has also signed a long-term maintenance agreement in the framework of this contract.

With this contract, the Group registers another leading reference in the industrial field by participating in a highly innovative low-carbon metal production project. The 1st delivery of green hydrogen is expected to occur by the end of 2024.

Jean-Baptiste Lucas, Chief Executive Officer of McPhy, comments:”As energy efficiency has become a key trigger for green hydrogen investments, especially in the hard-to-abate markets, we are thrilled to announce our support to Plansee Group in the completion of this project that will allow to halve its CO2 emissions at the Reutte site by 2025.  Moreover, as the operations will take place in Austria, this collaboration will allow us to expand our footprint in the DACH1 region, where we are already well established  thanks to our site in Wildau.”

“Currently, hydrogen production from natural gas causes 50 percent of our CO2 emissions at the Reutte production site. We can halve these emissions by 2025 with the new hydrogen electrolyzer,” says Ulrich Lausecker, Managing Director of Plansee High Performance Materials. Plansee’s goal is to supply the site with hydrogen produced CO2-free by 2030.