thyssenkrupp awarded green hydrogen plant by CF Industries

thyssenkrupp has entered into an engineering and supply contract with CF Industries to deliver a green hydrogen plant for the production of green ammonia at the Donaldsonville manufacturing complex in Louisiana, USA. Under this contract, thyssenkrupp will deliver a 20 MW hydrogen production unit based on their alkaline water electrolysis as well as all necessary utilities.

The plant will utilize renewable energy from the grid to produce green hydrogen which then will be converted to 20,000 tons per year of green ammonia in CF Industries existing ammonia plants at the Donaldsonville, LA site. Green ammonia can be used as a highly efficient storage and transport medium for renewable energy and also directly as a clean fuel, e.g. in maritime transportation. Engineering and procurement activities have been initiated and the start of production is scheduled for 2023.

With six ammonia plants and several fertilizer plants, the CF Industries’ site in Donaldsonville is the largest ammonia manufacturing complex worldwide. The largest ammonia plant at this site has also been delivered by thyssenkrupp and is based on the uhde® ammonia process.” we are honored to contribute to the decarbonization of our long-term customer and to support them in their mission to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably.” Says Dennis Lippmann, President Chemical & Process Technologies, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions USA.

thyssenkrupp is a leading supplier of electrolysis equipment, solutions and services – also with a strong footprint in North America. thyssenkrupp realized a total capacity of over >1.4 GW in electrochemical projects over the last 30 years (which equates to >290,000 Nm3/h of hydrogen as byproduct).

Dr. Christoph Noeres, Head of Green Hydrogen at thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, adds: “This second success after the recent announcement of an installation in Canada shows the region’s leading role in making the green hydrogen economy a real deal. With our well-established local set-up, we are best prepared to serve the American market which is also key to delivering service solutions throughout the entire plant life-cycle.”

Investor inquiries:
Dr. Claus Ehrenbeck
Head of Investor Relations
Phone: +49 201 844 536464

About thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers:
thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers offers world-leading technologies for high-efficiency electrolysis plants. The company, a Joint Venture with Industrie De Nora, has extensive in-depth knowledge in the engineering, procurement, and construction of electrochemical plants and a strong track record of more than 600 projects with a total rating of over 10 gigawatts already successfully installed. With its water electrolysis technology to produce green hydrogen, the company offers an innovative solution on an industrial scale for green value chains and an industry fueled by clean energy – a major step towards a climate-neutrality.

Katharina Immoor


Phone: +49 172 1492542


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