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Thursday, January 14 2021 - 03:51
ITM Power plc Sale to Linde of World’s Largest PEM Electrolyser
GUILDFORD, England, Jan. 13 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

ITM Power (“ITM Power” or “the Company”) (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and 
clean fuel company, is pleased to announce the sale to Linde of a 24MW 
electrolyser to be installed at the Leuna Chemical Complex in Germany. The full 
text of the Linde announcement is set out below.

Linde to Build, Own and Operate World’s Largest PEM Electrolyzer for Green 

Linde today announced it will build, own and operate the world’s largest PEM 
(Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer plant at the Leuna Chemical Complex in 

This new 24 megawatt electrolyzer will produce green hydrogen to supply Linde’s 
industrial customers through the company’s existing pipeline network.  In 
addition, Linde will distribute liquefied green hydrogen to refueling stations 
and other industrial customers in the region.  The total green hydrogen being 
produced can fuel approximately six hundred fuel cell buses driving 40 million 
kilometers and saving up to 40,000 tons of carbon dioxide tailpipe emissions 
per year.

The electrolyzer will be built by ITM Linde Electrolysis GmbH, a joint venture 
between Linde and ITM Power, using high-efficiency PEM technology. The plant is 
due to start production in the second half of 2022.

“Clean hydrogen is a cornerstone of the German and EU strategies to address the 
challenge of climate change. It is part of the solution to help reduce carbon 
dioxide emissions across many industries, including chemicals and refining,” 
said Jens Waldeck, President Region Europe West, Linde. “This project shows 
that electrolyzer capacity continues to scale up and it is a stepping stone 
towards even larger plants.”

Linde is a global leader in the production, processing, storage and 
distribution of hydrogen. It has the largest liquid hydrogen capacity and 
distribution system in the world. The company also operates the world's first 
high-purity hydrogen storage cavern, coupled with an unrivaled pipeline network 
of approximately 1,000 kilometers to reliably supply its customers. Linde is at 
the forefront in the transition to clean hydrogen and has installed close to 
200 hydrogen fueling stations and 80 hydrogen electrolysis plants worldwide. 
The company offers the latest electrolysis technology through its joint venture 
ITM Linde Electrolysis GmbH.

Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power, said: “This is the first sale via our joint 
venture with Linde and is currently the world’s largest announced PEM 
electrolyser. This is a significant addition to our sales pipeline and 
illustrates how the capacity and efficiency of our new factory allows us to 
tender for much larger scale projects. It demonstrates the growing commitment 
by industry to use green hydrogen produced by electrolysis to decarbonise 
production processes. We look forward to working closely with Linde to deliver 
this exciting project.”

Andreas Rupieper, MD ILE GmbH said: “ITM Linde Electrolysis GmbH is delighted 
to have received this order for the world’s largest PEM electrolyser from Linde 
plc. The close working relationship between the ITM Power engineering team and 
Linde Engineering in Dresden is driving forward our industrial scale offering 
to help customers reduce their CO2 emissions. Because we have well-engineered 
and integrated turn key solutions available today for customers, we feel 
confident that this important 24MW project is just the beginning of our journey 

For further information please visit or contact:

ITM Power plc
James Collins, Head of IR
+44 (0)114 263 7646

Investec Bank plc (Nominated Adviser and Broker) 
Jeremy Ellis / Chris Sim / Ben Griffiths
+44 (0)20 7597 5970

Tavistock (Financial PR)
Simon Hudson / Edward Lee / Tim Pearson
+44 (0)20 7920 3150
About ITM Power plc:
ITM Power plc manufactures integrated hydrogen energy solutions for grid 
balancing, energy storage and the production of renewable hydrogen for 
transport, renewable heat and chemicals. ITM Power plc was admitted to the AIM 
market of the London Stock Exchange in 2004.  In October 2019, the Company 
announced the completion of a £58.8 million fundraising, including an 
investment by Linde of 38 million pounds, together with the formation of a 
joint venture with Linde to focus on delivering renewable hydrogen to 
large-scale industrial projects worldwide.  In November 2020, ITM Power 
completed a 172m pounds fundraising, including a 30m pounds investment by Snam, 
one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure operators. ITM Power signed a 
forecourt siting agreement with Shell for hydrogen refuelling stations in 
September 2015 (which was extended in May 2019 to include buses, trucks, trains 
and ships), and in January 2018 a deal to deploy a 10MW electrolyser at Shell's 
Rhineland refinery. ITM Power announced the lease of the world's largest 
electrolyser factory in Sheffield with a capacity of 1GW (1,000MW) per annum in 
July 2019. Customers and partners include Sumitomo, Orsted, Phillips 66, 
Siemens Gamesa, National Grid, Cadent, Northern Gas Networks, Gasunie, RWE, 
Engie, BOC Linde, National Express, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Optimal and Anglo 
American among others.

About Linde
Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2019 
sales of $28 billion (25 billion Euros). We live our mission of making our 
world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, 
technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and 
helping to sustain and protect our planet.  

The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & refining, 
food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing and primary metals. 
Linde’s industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving 
oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics 
manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers 
state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, 
efficiency improvements and emissions reductions.

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Source: ITM Power plc