March 21, 2024

Sterling Generators, Tecnicas Reunidas SA sign agreement for developing Electrolyzers to produce Green Hydrogen in India

  • Agreement to provide a fillip to green hydrogen generation and adoption in India
  • Green hydrogen to be produced without emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere
  • Will help India address its growing energy needs through clean and sustainable sources 

Sterling Generators Private Ltd, a part of Sterling and Wilson Private Limited – one of India’s leading engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies announced that it has today signed an agreement with Tecnicas Reunidas, S.A. one of the world leaders in engineering and construction in the energy sector, for the joint development of a 1 MWe hydrogen electrolyzer, which is planned to be commissioned in the last quarter of 2024 and which would be later scaled upto 10MW. The agreement was inked at the Embassy of Spain in India before a distinguished audience comprising of the Spanish Ambassador, Diplomats and government officials, and senior members from both companies. 

Hydrogen is a universal, light and highly reactive fuel. Electrolysis is the process of using electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. This reaction takes place in a unit called an Electrolyzer. In this process, an electrical current is used to separate hydrogen from oxygen in water. If the utilized electric current is derived from renewable energy – then hydrogen is produced without emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere (green hydrogen). Electrolysis is therefore a promising option for carbon-free hydrogen production from renewable resources.

Mr. Sanjay Jadhav, CEO – Sterling Generators Private Limited, said, “We are confident that as a versatile energy carrier, green hydrogen holds the potential to strengthen India’s energy independence, resilience, and innovation, driving the transition towards a cleaner and greener future. This agreement will therefore strengthen India’s adoption of green hydrogen as a key component of its ambitious renewable energy targets. It will help transform India’s abundant solar and wind resources into a strategic advantage in green hydrogen production.”

Mr. Joaquín Pérez de Ayala – Director Energy Transition – Tecnicas Reunidas SA, added, “We are certain that this agreement will help the Integration of green hydrogen into India’s energy landscape, while holding the potential to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors, such as heavy industry and transport. It will strengthen technical ties and knowledge sharing between India and Spain, while further stimulating innovation, economic development and paving the way for a greener future.”

This collaboration is an example of the increasing bilateral relations between India and Spain in a sector of critical importance such us green hydrogen, one of the key sectors highlighted by the joint declaration arising of the latest bilateral meeting between both countries which called for strategic agreements in Health, Smart Cites, Defence and Clean Energy.

About Sterling and Wilson

Sterling and Wilson is one of India’s leading engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company. The Company operates across the globe in more than 30 countries with a strong presence in regions such as India, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Australia. From being electrical contractors in the 80s to becoming the subcontinent’s largest MEP and EPC business today, Sterling and Wilson has come a long way. The Company’s proven past is embodied in its industry-leading presence of ninety years and successful projects of grand scale and complexity in India and the international arena. Over the past 10+ years, the Company has set up global operations in Data Centres, Renewable Energy,  MEP-IEPC, Transmission & Distribution, Generators and E-Mobility. As a responsible corporate entity, the company has been actively contributing to socio-economic development of communities in which it operates, through various CSR activities.

About Tecnicas Reunidas SA

Tecnicas Reunidas SA is a Spanish multinational company with more than 60 years of existence, time in which it has become one of the world’s leading engineering and construction companies, providing sustainable technological solutions in process, petrochemicals and energy. With more than 9,000 employees (more than 1,200 of them in India) it has completed more than 1,000 industrial plant installations in over 50 different countries around the world and is now embarked in supporting the world’s energy transition, developing and implementing the latest technologies in green energy and efficiency improvements.

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