Assystem STUP has been selected by green hydrogen infrastructure developers Hygenco to deliver engineering and project management services for the development of a new green hydrogen production facility to power a steel-making plant for one of India’s largest stainless-steel companies.

This is a new facility, located in in the city of Hisar, Haryana, that will be a key energy transition project in the region, delivering a carbon emissions reduction of 2,700 metric tonnes annually.

As part of the project, Assystem STUP will be responsible for delivering design reviews, engineering and procurement, construction and equipment supervision, schedule and cost management, clash detection, safety studies, compliance requirements and plant commissioning. The company will bring its well-established engineering expertise to the project, utilising digital solutions such as BIM and 4D scheduling to optimise performance.

The plant will produce low-carbon hydrogen via solar-powered electrolysis through a 2.8MW electrolyser for a 20-year period. The project also includes the construction of a hydrogen storage facility consisting of three tanks with a combined capacity of 35,000 litres.

India is targeting 60GW of green hydrogen production capacity, as part of a drive to deploy 500GW of renewable energy infrastructure by the end of the decade. Assystem STUP is being positioned to accelerate India’s energy transition by supporting new low-carbon energy projects across the country. The company has recently adopted the bold new Switch On corporate brand with a view to attracting hundreds of engineers who are committed to tackling climate change and contributing to the clean energy switch.

Assystem STUP’s Managing Director Ashish Tandon said “This project marks the first of many for Assystem STUP in service to India’s burgeoning hydrogen sector. With an ambitious target to produce 5 million tonnes of green hydrogen by 2030, India’s energy transition is well underway. As a company committed to the clean energy switch, we are expanding our teams to meet this critical challenge.”