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McPhy Energy, a french company specializing in hydrogen-based solutions for industrial and energy storage, has just signed a €6.4 million contract to supply a “Wind to Hydrogen” (“Power to Gas”) system for the recovery of surplus energy generated by a 200 MW wind farm site, currently under construction in the Hebei province of China.

The customer, Jiantou Yanshan (Guyuan) Wind Energy, is a member of state-owned Hebei Construction and Investment Group Co., Ltd of the Hebei province with whom McPhy Energy previously signed a long-term partnership agreement. The Chinese province of Hebei is pioneering in China to embark on technologies related to a clean energy generation based on renewable technologies and their integration into both the existing and future energy network.

McPhy Energy will provide two production lines and hydrogen storage, each consisting of :

– a 2 MW McLyzer electrolyzer, the latest addition to the McPhy Energy range, delivering hydrogen at pressure of 30 bar,

– a transportable solid state hydrogen storage unit used in conjunction with traditional tanks to store and transport hydrogen.

“This wind to hydrogen project is by far the most important ever carried out to date in China, with installed renewable energy production capacity exceeding 200 GW. Entering this market at the very time Chinese authorities are seeking to optimize their solar and wind power generation sites represents an enormous opportunity”, says Pascal Mauberger, McPhy Energy’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.