Larsen & Toubro’s electrolyzer fab to start production this fiscal


Larsen & Toubro expects to start production from its electrolyzer factory by the end of this fiscal year 2023-24. The company is setting up a pressurized alkaline electrolyzer manufacturing facility with a capacity of 1 GW per annum. It will manufacture electrolyzers at this facility under a technology license from McPhy France.

“By the time this financial year runs out, we would have produced the first few electrolyzers,” said R. Shankar Raman, whole-time director and chief financial officer at Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

Raman said electrolyzers produced at their factory will have the potential to be a global product. The initial products are intended for use in the domestic market.

Last fiscal, Larsen & Toubro also forayed into the green hydrogen business by commissioning a pilot green hydrogen plant at its Hazira campus. The pilot plant produces 45 kg of high-purity green hydrogen daily. The company has also entered an MOU with Norway-based H2Carrier to develop floating green ammonia projects for industrial-scale applications.

Raman said 2024-25 would be a more appropriate time for Larsen & Toubro to size the opportunity in EPC for green hydrogen.

“So far as EPC is concerned, the world is beginning to come to terms with green hydrogen. It is still not, according to me, widely implemented. It is widely spoken. I think there is enough pressure in the system for people to get more green in their fuel efficiency and fuel usage, etc. So, this trend will begin to pick up,” said Raman.

Raman added that it might take up to three years for Larsen & Toubro to see some scaling up in this opportunity. 

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