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Howden wins H2 compressor contract for Atura Power’s Niagara Hydrogen Center

Howden has signed a contract to provide five H2 diaphragm compressors for Atura Power’s Niagara Hydrogen Center in Ontario, Canada. The state-of-the-art facility, powered by renewable hydroelectricity, will produce 20 MW of green H2 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, where the energy will be used to power electrolyzers to produce H2.

Howden’s H2 compressors will take H2 from the electrolyzers and compress for onsite, short-term mobile storage. This project will be the largest green H2 production facility in Ontario, providing industrial consumers with low-carbon H2 for immediate consumption and will also be transported and blended into the fuel stream at Atura Power’s Halton Hills Generating Station, creating cleaner electricity for Ontario.

Salah Mahdy, Global Director of Renewable Hydrogen at Howden, said, “We are pleased that our solutions will support Atura Power’s plan to build one of Canada’s largest green-energy hubs that will play a key role in reducing greenhouse gases in the region. This contract and approach by working closely with Atura to identify the best compression solution and system design for their needs represents a great example of how we are working with customers to support the energy transition and advance a more sustainable world. Our solution in this project focuses on safe, cost-effective, and efficient hydrogen compression followed by on-going support to ensure plant efficiency and reliability.”

Shelley Babin, Atura Power President, said, "We’re excited to partner with Howden to develop a safe, efficient and reliable hydrogen compressor system for our Niagara Hydrogen Centre. Atura Power has a leading position in the emerging Ontario hydrogen economy, and the completion of the Niagara Hydrogen Center will allow us to reach our goal of being the first low-carbon hydrogen producer in the province.”