US energy technology company Baker Hughes said on Thursday that it has landed a contract to provide gas turbines and compressors that can run on a blend of natural gas and hydrogen for a new compression station of the Greek Natural Gas Transmission System.
The contract was awarded by TERNA — the construction arm of GEK TERNA Group — for Baker Hughes to “provide three compression trains for a total of three NovaLT12 hydrogen-ready gas turbines and three PCL compressors,” Baker Hughes said.
The technology has been designed to support the compression station with the capability to transport up to 10% hydrogen, according to Baker Hughes.
“Technology is a critical enabler of the energy transition, and our wide range of climate technology solutions helps customers to decarbonize their operations,” said Baker Hughes executive vice president of turbomachinery and process solutions Rod Christie.
“In addition, this project will advance the understanding of what’s capable in a hydrogen economy and supports Europe’s energy transition goals.”
The compression station will provide domestic gas supply in Greece and is expected to enter operation in 2024.
It directly supports the European Union’s Hydrogen Strategy goals to accelerate the development of clean hydrogen, Baker Hughes said.