Bekaert expands manufacturing and research capacity in electrolysis technologies for green hydrogen production
Driven by the opportunities arising from the energy transition and decarbonization trends, Bekaert accelerates its growth strategy in renewable energy markets, particularly in green hydrogen production.
As part of this strategy, Bekaert today announces the investments it is making in Belgium, to expand its manufacturing and research capacity in electrolysis technologies for green hydrogen production. These investments include:
- A new manufacturing plant in Wetteren, Belgium. Bekaert has established a market leading position in porous transport layers (PTL) for electrolysis technologies with the brand name Currento®. The new plant will more than double Bekaert’s total PTL capacity to over 2 GW. This investment is part of a larger, multiple GW capacity expansion program that is being implemented in support of customers and the broader energy transition towards a global hydrogen economy.
A hydrogen lab in Deerlijk, Belgium. Bekaert is also creating a dedicated hydrogen laboratory at the Bekaert Technology Center to innovate and develop the next generation of solutions and products for green hydrogen production .