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Nidec Industrial Solutions to supply 5MW Power Supply Unit for an electrolyzer testing system

This is one of the projects that confirms Nidec leadership in hydrogen market, contributing to make it even greener

Milan, 17 May 2022 – Nidec Industrial Solutions has received an important order from a leading global player in green hydrogen production, storage and distribution for a 5MW Power Supply Unit (PSU) to be installed as part of an electrolyzer testing system, which will be supplied on a 40’ skid with outdoor cabinets using 6 Nidec AD7000 power modules working in parallel to generate 5.6MW of energy. The PSU has several unique features such as a hermetically sealed oil transformer that uses vegetable oil, which further reduces the environmental impact of the solution.

The green hydrogen sector is establishing itself as strategic in future European energy scenario and its evolution will be also promoted thanks to the growing investments announced by the European Union. Nidec Industrial Solutions is not new to the hydrogen market, having provided Power Supply Units for more than 10 green hydrogen PEM electrolyzer systems across Europe. This significant experience has lead to the design of a highly cost-effective, compact, modular unit with a high degree of reliability and efficiency, based on Nidec converters and power control systems. A solution that highlights the consolidation of Nidec Industrial Solutions offering addressed to new energy sectors.

Cost, reliability and efficiency are the three key ingredients for a successful transition to green hydrogen,” says CEO Dominique Llonch. “Our commitment is to provide the safest, most economically viable solution to our customers and we are pleased to have been chosen for this important project. We have been involved in some of the largest Green Hydrogen pilot projects in Europe, many of which were the first of their kind. It is exciting to see the market evolves into its commercial stage with leading players in green hydrogen market. This is a further milestone that confirms Nidec Industrial Solutions innovation key role in the future of energy industry.”

The main characteristics of the PSU are:

  • Input Voltage: 10kV
  • Output Power Supply: 5.625MW
  • DC output voltage range: 1014-1485V
  • DC output current range: 313-3750A.

About Nidec Industrial Solutions (NIS

Nidec Industrial Solutions (NIS), the commercial platform of the Nidec group, offers complete electrical systems and brings together the products and services of Nidec ASI, Avtron Industrial Automation, Nidec Industrial Automation and Motortecnica. It offers customized solutions throughout the world for a wide range of industrial applications. Its reference markets are the petrochemical, traditional and renewable energy, steel, naval and industrial automation markets. The multinational is specialized in heavy duty applications in which high power and high performance are key: electric motors and generators up to 65 MW of power (87,000 HP); power electronic converters and inverters; automation and software for industrial processes; retrofitting of power plants and hydroelectric generators; integrated systems for the production of electrical energy from renewable sources and their integration in power grids. Following the acquisition of the Motors, Drives and Electric Power Generation divisions of Emerson Electric Co., Nidec ASI has also made further improvements to its industrial and commercial activities, integrating the medium and low power drives into the overall range offered by Nidec. Thanks to the acquisitions of Control Techniques and Leroy-Somer, part of Nidec Corporation Group since February 1, 2017, it is able to offer technologies optimized for the control of motors and to develop automation solutions for specific applications, tailored to the needs of the client to provide a flexible response to each requirement.

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