thyssenkrupp nucera's 20 MW electrolyzer now bears the name "scalum". The name is aimed at the module's scalability, as several modules can be connected together to form higher plant capacities.
This was announced by the electrolyzer manufacturer from Dortmund at the "World Hydrogen Summit 2023" in Rotterdam. The new product name is derived from the term scale. According to thyssenkrupp, the modules can be interconnected so that total outputs up to the GW range can be achieved.
Scalability for large-scale industrial projects
Scalability plays a key role in the use of green hydrogen, he said. For the decarbonization of energy-intensive industry, large-scale water electrolysis plants are needed that produce green hydrogen on a large scale.
thyssenkrupp nucera offers water electrolysis technology in the GW power range. More than 2.5 GW of capacity to produce green hydrogen has already been sold internationally, according to the company.
Alkaline water electrolysis (AWE) technology has the longest track record in green hydrogen production, according to thyssenkrupp nucera. Experience in the development of chlor-alkali electrolysis forms the basis for the water electrolysers.
AWE product family
With the name "scalum" thyssenkrupp intends to introduce a uniform naming system for the AWE product family. The name is intended to increase brand recognition and make it clear that AWE electrolysis technology is suitable for a wide range of hydrogen production capacities.
"In order to reliably represent green hydrogen production capacities on a scale of several hundred megawatts or even gigawatts of power, our plants must guarantee a high degree of scalability and availability," said Dr. Christoph Noeres, Head of Green Hydrogen.