Larsen & Toubro has appointed GE Grid Solutions to supply 380 kV T155 gas-insulated substations (GIS) for NEOM green hydrogen plant in Saudi Arabia. This was revealed in the firm’s press statement.
GE’s GIS design and the 1.5 breaker configuration will be installed for seamless and continuous operation at the hydrogen plant and also for the wind and photovoltaic plants, which will produce captive energy for the plant, informs the firm. Additionally, GE’s switchgear will support the primary grid, thereby ensuring an uninterrupted power supply.
As a supplier, GE will be responsible for designing, manufacturing, supplying, and supervising the installation and commissioning of the 92 bays of GIS in the plant. The equipment is being manufactured at Grid Solutions’ site in Aix-Les-Bains, France, the firm informed.
The mega plant is located in Oxagon and is the planned smart city of NEOM in Northwestern Saudi Arabia. The NEOM Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC), a joint venture between ACWA Power, NEOM, and Air Products, has a target to produce carbon-free hydrogen at the plant by consuming power generated solely by the wind and solar sources.
Earlier, Larsen & Toubro was awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to build a 2.2 GWac PV solar plant, a 1.65 GW wind generation balance of plant, and a 400 MWh battery energy storage system. Moreover, Larsen & Toubro will also be constructing three 380 kV substations, 306 km of 380 kV overhead lines, and it will also install underground cables required for the Kingdom’s electrical grid.