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April 17 - 2019

Hydrogen Subsidy Project Awarded

Hydrogen is a clean and carbon-free fuel, and is considered a key element for the energy transition. A common way to produce hydrogen is through electrolysis of water, which decomposes the water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity. When the electricity is generated by renewable sources, such as wind and solar, it is referred to as green hydrogen. By producing hydrogen using excessive renewable energy it can be used as a form of energy storage, for example by pumping into existing gas storage or salt mines, and used when the renewable energy is not available.

OPRA has recently been awarded a subsidy from the Dutch Government for the project ‘High Hydrogen Gas Turbine Retrofit to Eliminate Carbon Emissions’. Besides OPRA, the consortium consists of Ansaldo ThomassenTU DelftVattenfall (formerly NUON), Nouryon (formerly Akzo Nobel) and EMMTEC Services. The subsidy is granted as part of the Dutch hydrogen program within the Top Sector Energy. The major objective of the project is to develop a cost-effective ultra-low emission (<9ppm NOx and CO) combustion system in the output range of 1MW to 300MW operating on both 100% Natural Gas to 100% Hydrogen and any mixture thereof. In this first phase of the project, OPRA and partners will design and test a prototype combustor based on Ansaldo’s Flamesheet combustor technology platform. The main testing will take place in OPRA’s state-of-the-art combustion test facility.

Feb 17
EXHIBITION SABIC,17-20 February 2020

OPRA will exhibit at SABIC in King Abdullah Cultural Center – Jubail, Saudi Arabia, from 17-20 February 2020. Come and visit our booth No. F30

Mar 18
CONFERENCE Gasification Summit ,18-19 March 2020

OPRA Turbines will be participating and presenting a paper on ‘“Radial Gas Turbines as the missing link between Gasification and the energy market‘ at Gassification Summit in Lyon, France, from 18-19 March 2020. OPRA presentation will be held at 3:15pm on Wednesday March 18th.

Apr 28
EXHIBITION World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit

OPRA will be participating at the World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit in London from 28-29 April 2020.

Nov 05
EXHIBITION CIIE, 5-10 November 2020

OPRA will exhibit at the 3rd China International Import Expo, CIIE, from 5 to 10 of November 2020