Hydrogen pipeline compressors

Baker Hughes has been awarded a contract by Terna to supply gas turbines and compressors that can run on a blend of natural gas and hydrogen for a new compression station of the Greek Natural Gas Transmission System. The compression station will serve domestic gas supply in Greece.

Baker Hughes will provide three compression trains for a total of three NovaLT12 hydrogen-ready gas turbines and three PCL compressors. For this project, the technology has been designed to support the compression station with the capability to transport up to 10% hydrogen. The station is expected to enter operation in 2024 and directly supports the EU’s Hydrogen Strategy goals to accelerate the development of clean hydrogen.

This latest order builds on Baker Hughes’ experience in developing and supplying turbomachinery equipment to compress, transport and utilize hydrogen. In 2020, the company collaborated with energy infrastructure network provider Snam to introduce the NovaLT12 gas turbine for transporting hydrogen-gas blends within its pipeline network in Italy.