thyssenkrupp nucera green hydrogen electrolyser to be branded Scalum
thyssenkrupp nucera has announced Scalum will be the brand name for its 20MW green hydrogen electrolyser.
The supplier made the announcement at the World Hydrogen Summit 2023 in Rotterdam. The name is derived from ‘scale’ and pays tribute to the module’s scalability, and interconnecting multiple modules to high plant capacities.
Scalability plays a central role in the use of green hydrogen as a new, carbon-free energy source of the future. With the decarbonisation of energy-intensive industry imminent, large-scale water electrolysis plants have to be used to produce this climate-friendly energy carrier using renewable energy. This will minimise the industry’s carbon footprint.
Scalum stands out for its “low investment costs and convinces with its basis in a proven cell design with long runtime and high performance history,” the company claims.
thyssenkrupp nucera is one of the few suppliers in the world capable of providing water electrolysis technology in the gigawatt power range. More than 2.5GW of capacity to produce hydrogen using renewable energy has already been sold to customers worldwide.
Alkaline water electrolysis (AWE) technology has proven itself with the longest track record in the green hydrogen production technology area. With several decades of experience, thyssenkrupp nucera’s chlor-alkali electrolysis technology is a strong base for their water electrolysers.
Dr. Christoph Noeres, Head of Green Hydrogen, said, “To reliably represent capacities to produce green hydrogen on a scale of several hundred megawatts or even gigawatts of power, our equipment must guarantee a high degree of scalability and availability. Scalum reflects this quality promise that we make to our customers and by which we measure ourselves.”
The brand makes the start of a new company-wide naming system for the AWE product family in thyssenkrupp nucera’s hydrogen division. It is intended to increase recognition and clearly express to customers that the AWE electrolysis technology is capable of a wide range of hydrogen production capacities.
The focus is on differentiating product features that stand for the new era of energy supply with green hydrogen on an industrial scale to improve climate protection.
Katharina Immoor, thyssenkrupp nucera’s Head of Communication & ESG, said, “Even in our technically oriented B2B market, we have to deal with the increasing importance of consistent brand experiences. That’s why we are continuously developing our brand identity, which includes the development of meaningful product names.”
At the beginning of last year, the electrolysis specialist unveiled its brand identity with the new company name, thyssenkrupp nucera, which symbolises ‘the dawn of a new era of innovation, transformation and green energy as a decisive contribution to climate neutrality’.
In March, thyssenkrupp nucera and Unigel signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase the capacity of the green hydrogen plant that Unigel is developing in Bahia, Brazil, from 60MW to 240MW of water electrolysis. The signing ceremony was held in Belo Horizonte, during the visit of the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Dr. Robert Habeck.
thyssenkrupp nucera and an unnamed European customer from a carbon-intensive industry signed a reservation agreement for production capacities for green hydrogen in February. Under this contract, the customer secures production capacities for the manufacturing of standardised 20MW alkaline water electrolysis modules with large scale capacity from the supplier of world-leading technologies for high-efficiency electrolysis plants.