​ABB rectifier system powers Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ hydrogen production technology development

​ABB rectifier system powers Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ hydrogen production technology development

ABB supplies critical thyristor rectifier system for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) test platform.

  • The test platform will be used for the development of hydrogen production technology, supporting high-efficiency electrolysis, reliable hydrogen production, and sustaining the shift to decarbonization.
  • This project supports Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ vision to realize a hydrogen ecosystem by building the entire hydrogen value chain from upstream to downstream.

ABB is supplying advanced thyristor rectifier system to Nagasaki Carbon Neutral Park (Nagasaki Prefecture), in Japan, where Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, a developer of hydrogen production equipment, is developing a technology research and development base center for energy decarbonization.

ABB thyristor rectifiers ensure approximately 99 percent power conversion efficiency when running at full load operation, leading to minimal energy wastage and reducing the overall costs of reliable hydrogen production. The delivery of the 200 kilowatt (kW) rectifier system for SOEC electrolyzers underscores ABB's commitment to supporting the development of new technologies for the energy transition.

ABB thyristor rectifiers ensure approximately 99 percent power conversion efficiency when running at full load operations.
ABB thyristor rectifiers ensure approximately 99 percent power conversion efficiency when running at full load operations.
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Nora Han, Global Product Group Manager, Hydrogen at ABB, says: "Our rectifiers will deliver the high-power quality required for cost-efficient hydrogen production – a vital part of the energy transition. By meeting power quality requirements and ensuring timely delivery, ABB is proud to support the development of next-generation electrolyzer technology and accelerate the growth of the hydrogen economy. These collaborative efforts are an important first step in developing proven new technologies to power bigger hydrogen production projects in the future.”  ABB is proud to support the development of next-generation electrolyzer technology and accelerate the growth of the hydrogen economy.  

 ABB is proud to support the development of next-generation electrolyzer technology and accelerate the growth of the hydrogen economy. - Nora Han, Global Product Group Manager, ABB 

Mr. Hara, Hydrogen Technology Promotion Department at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, says: “The ABB rectifier system will be used for SOEC R&D testing. Speed is one of most important factors for R&D activity, and we appreciate ABB’s support with fast delivery.”

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world’s leading industrial groups, spanning energy, smart infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense. MHI Group combines cutting-edge technology with deep experience to deliver innovative, integrated solutions that help to realize a carbon neutral world, improve the quality of life and ensure a safer world. For more information, please visit www.mhi.com or follow our insights and stories on spectra.mhi.com

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