Baker Hughes Announces Collaboration with Snam to Develop Hydrogen-Ready Gas Turbines for Decarbonization of Energy Infrastructure in Italy

Baker Hughes selected to develop technology for natural gas and hydrogen extraction.

On April 3, Baker Hughes announced that it has been selected by the Italian energy infrastructure company Snam to provide turbines for compression that can operate on natural gas and gas blends containing up to 10% hydrogen. As part of this collaboration, Baker Hughes will be supplying three NovaLT 12 gas turbine driven compressor trains for a new gas compressor station in Sulmona, Italy.

This technology will play a crucial role in decarbonizing Snam’s Adriatic Line project. The new gas compressor station is part of Snam’s efforts to transition towards cleaner energy sources and reduce emissions from its gas network infrastructure. The 425-kilometer long hydrogen-ready pipeline will enable the transportation of energy supplies from various regions to northern Europe, including Azerbaijan, Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Ganesh Ramaswamy, the executive vice president of Industrial & Energy Technology at Baker Hughes, expressed his excitement about this collaboration with Snam. He highlighted their joint efforts in developing innovative technology solutions for decarbonizing energy ecosystems and promoting the hydrogen economy. Ramaswamy emphasized the importance of supporting the transition to cleaner energy sources while ensuring affordability and security in energy supply.

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