Gensol Secures EPC Contract for Green Hydrogen-Based Mobility Station in Ladakh

The company must install two electrolyzers of 30 Nm3/hour each and a 500 kW solar project


Engineering and consulting firm Gensol Engineering has won an engineering, procurement, and commissioning (EPC) contract from NHPC to set up a pilot project for a green hydrogen-based mobility station in Kargil, Ladakh.

The project aims to power two hydrogen fuel cell buses within the region.

The tender was floated in June.

Gensol secured this project with Matrix Gas and Renewables, a natural gas aggregator and hydrogen infrastructure developer, which will oversee the EPC of dual electrolyzers.

The project entails the installation of two units, each with a capacity of 30 Nm3/hour. The estimated daily hydrogen production target is 40 kg, ensuring a minimum purity level of 99.97%.

Gensol must also develop a 500 kW grid-connected, ground-mounted solar project to provide energy to the hydrogen refueling station.

The scope of work includes the entire balance of project EPC, encompassing the green hydrogen system installation, storage, dispensing facilities, and the requisite civil and electrical infrastructure for the integrated solar and hydrogen operation in Ladakh.

The project must be commissioned within one year. Gensol will oversee the project’s operation and maintenance for three years.

“Our collaboration with a state-operated entity such as NHPC bolsters Gensol’s stature and trustworthiness in the industry, creating avenues for additional opportunities and alliances in the green hydrogen sector. The NHPC project win is set to strengthen Gensol’s market position, elevate our technical capabilities, and pave the way for growth and collaboration in the renewable energy sector,” said Ali Imran Naqvi, CEO-BD & Project Management, Gensol Engineering.

The electrolyzer technology for the project should fall under the Alkaline, Proton Exchange Membrane, Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cell, or Anion Exchange Membrane type.

The tender specified that the solar modules used should be listed in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and have a minimum wattage of 320 Wp.

Modules must be warranted for ten years, and the output peak watt capacity should be at least 90% at the end of 10 years and 80% at the end of 25 years.

Recently, Gensol secured a ₹3.02 billion (~$36.3 million) contract to construct a solar power project from Maharashtra State Power Generation Company. Gensol will undertake the EPC of a 62 MW grid-connected solar project.