ITM, Sheffield green hydrogen firm, in Hygen deal

ITM Power, the Sheffield-based green hydrogen and energy storage firm, has announced a partnership with Oxford-based Hygen to be its preferred supplier for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysers for hydrogen projects within the UK and across Europe.

“Hygen’s goal is to implement up to 200 MW of electrolyser projects over the coming years across the UK and wider Europe, utilising ITM technology and equipment …” said ITM.

“Both companies recognise the economic benefits arising from a strong UK supply chain in the fast-growing hydrogen industry and will work together to maximise the viability and bankability of Hygen projects, especially of larger-scale electrolyser installations.

“ITM has continued to grow our NEPTUNE annual build capability, both in terms of units and MW capacity. We are confident that we will be able to fulfil Hygen’s demand requirements, whilst at the same time, working alongside and delivering to a wide range of customers over the coming years.”

ITM CEO Dennis Schulz said: “Our collaboration with Hygen is an important milestone for both companies and for the UK.

“We are looking forward to working in partnership with Hygen and its group companies RYZE and Wrightbus over the coming years, together playing a leading role in advancing the green hydrogen economy.”

Hygen director Jamie Burns said: “We are determined to lead from the front when it comes to developing and delivering low-carbon hydrogen projects.

“To build this critical infrastructure, we need ambitious partners such as ITM which has impressed us with its focus on the manufacture of quality UK-built products.

“Hygen’s intent is to deliver low-carbon hydrogen projects in the near term, giving the UK’s net-zero industry a valuable boost.”