Partners bring process and automation experience to reduce time and cost for scaling green hydrogen production, accelerating decarbonization of industry.
MILWAUKEE, WIS –Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, announced today a collaboration with Avid Solutions, Inc., to help companies more efficiently and rapidly produce Green Hydrogen (H2).
Avid Solutions is a solutions partner providing process expertise and digitally enabled solutions for industrial producers, delivering Green H2 solutions for electrolyzers, H2 liquefaction, and turn-key plant automation services. Avid is a Gold System Integrator partner within Rockwell Automation’s PartnerNetwork™ program with deep knowledge of Rockwell Automation’s portfolio.
The H2 economy represents a significant change to industrial manufacturing, power generation, mobility, and societal challenges around climate change. The decline in renewable energy costs, favorable government and corporate policies, regional hydrogen hubs, and society’s willingness to address climate change have set up very promising conditions for the Hydrogen Economy to rapidly grow. To meet this growth, producers need experienced partners to help them successfully apply technology and navigate project execution while managing the risks involved.
“We are seeing many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), process licensors, and producers entering the Green H2 Economy. They need expertise to scale, as well as speed to market entry,” said Tom O’Reilly, vice president, sustainability, Rockwell Automation. “With more than three decades of expertise in the process industries and helping OEMs scale, Avid Solutions is uniquely suited to help new Green H2 clients implement best-in-class technology and ensure their business needs are met.”
“Clients developing Green H2 projects face many challenges. From compressed schedules to meet incentives, new processes, initial feasibility and budgeting, to project execution, producers and OEM providers need an experienced partner to rely on.” said Gordon Bordelon, vice president, operations and technology, Avid Solutions. “By leveraging Avid’s experience in Green H2, plant operations across multiple industries, OEM solutions, and our use of off-the-shelf technologies, we’re helping clients reduce time to market, CapEx as well as OpEx investments, and overall project risk.”
Rockwell Automation and Avid Solutions have already helped a leading provider of end-to-end Green H2 solutions mitigate project risk, overcome operational technology (OT) integration challenges, and technology adoption. They have also helped electrolyzer OEMs, H2 liquefaction licensors, long-duration energy storage (LDES) licensors, and compressor OEMs drive standards development and repeatability.