The global hydrogen market is rapidly expanding: currently valued at $130 billion, it could reach $2,500 billion by 2050 according to projections by the Hydrogen Council. In response to these forecasts, we need to create ecosystems that include decarbonised energy producers, hydrogen equipment suppliers, hydrogen producers, and hydrogen consumers. The revolution in this energy carrier will be enabled by the fall in its future costs and by the commitment of governments to promote green, decarbonised energy.
The use of clean hydrogen is an opportunity for many sectors such as mass-transportation and industries (chemical, cements…) to significantly reduce their CO2 emissions. In the long term, it may also be a partial solution to the variability of renewable power sources.
For engineering projects working to support the hydrogen revolution, it is essential for safety to be at the very core. Whilst the challenges of hydrogen safety are not fundamentally new, the undeniable growth of this energy carrier will involve new requirements for industrial sectors that are already highly regulated, particularly in terms of process safety. The issue of hydrogen safety is central to accelerating the hydrogen revolution for the benefit and protection of our planet.
For the hydrogen revolution to be a success, this energy carrier will need dedicated infrastructures to allow its transport and storage. These two prerequisites are essential to make all the uses of H2 possible in the years to come.
Assystem acts as architect engineer and one-stop shop, combining multiple disciplines and expertise: decarbonised electricity, infrastructures, complex systems, regulations, transportation… Those multiple areas of expertise allow Assystem to support private and public stakeholders on pilot projects, and on industrial applications in production, storage and distribution of hydrogen.
The massive development of low-carbon hydrogen is synonymous with a parallel expansion of the decarbonised energy sources needed to produce it. Our experience in successfully delivering complex projects for more than 50 years makes Assysteman exemplar to support development of clean energy sources:
Assystem offers an integrated cross-sector approach. This enables us to support the delivery of complex projects/systems, effectively integrating energy conversion equipment and infrastructure. Our H2 engineering service provides a methodology to assist stakeholders who want to get involved in the design, fabrication and commissioning of H2-based systems, and the safe operation of any H2 based installation. Acting as an Owner Engineer, Assystem provides end-to-end support for H2 projects.
Assystem can also count on its knowledge of H2 applications’ sectors (transportation, gas or chemical industry): at the high end of infrastructure development. Assystem offers solutions to support all kinds of industrial and process industry clients for construction programs, maintenance and operations, engineering design and systems integration.