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CHFCA Welcomes Hatch as New Executive Member

By January 18, 2021 3   min read  (517 words)

January 18, 2021 |

CHFCA Welcomes Hatch as New Executive Member

The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is pleased to announce that Hatch has joined as an Executive Member.

Hatch provides management, engineering, advisory, project execution, performance improvement, digital, environmental, earth sciences, and community engagement services. The company’s engineering and project delivery skills cover all phases of activity—conceptualization, design, procurement, construction management, start-up and ramp-up, commissioning, and full operations—all of which is supported by an unparalleled ability to implement novel technologies and upgrade mature operations.

“When combined with recent technology breakthroughs, the lower cost of renewables, and carbon pricing, clean hydrogen is positioned to play a significant role in the energy transition. We’ve been evaluating different pathways for the production of hydrogen for our clients for years, and we’re ready to accelerate the growth of hydrogen on the international stage as we work to tackle climate change,” shared Jim Sarvinis, Managing Director, Power, Hatch.

Hatch is currently providing project management support for the construction of Air Liquide’s 20-megawatt proton exchange membrane (PEM) hydrogen project at the latter’s Bécancour plant located in Québec. Upon completion, the project will be the largest-of-its-kind to produce green hydrogen, producing 3,000 tonnes of hydrogen output annually, and will significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions for the region by nearly 27,000 tonnes annually, the equivalent of more than 107 million kilometres driven by the average passenger car.

The firm has been appointed as the project management and governance facilitator of the Green Hydrogen Consortium formed by Anglo American, BHP, Fortescue, and Hatch which aims to collectively help eliminate the obstacles to the adoption of green hydrogen technologies and encourage its innovative application. Hatch also recently announced its support of the Bruce Innovates Hydrogen Project alongside Plan Group where the firms are providing the feasibility study and business case to advance the foundational hydrogen infrastructure project.

About the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)

The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is a national association that supports industry, academia, government agencies, financial organizations and other stakeholders focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and products.  As the collective voice of Canada’s world-leading hydrogen and fuel cell sector, the CHFCA’s mission is to strengthen Canadian leadership, raise awareness of the benefits of the technology, and accelerate the adoption of its members’ products and services in Canada and abroad.  The CHFCA currently has 80 members across Canada and two regional branches in British Columbia and Quebec. You can also follow CHFCA on Twitter at @PoweringNow or visit www.chfca.ca for more information.

About Hatch

Whatever our clients envision, our engineers can design and build. With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we know our clients’ businesses and understand that their challenges are changing rapidly. We respond quickly by developing smarter, more effective and more innovative solutions. We draw upon our 9,000 staff operating in over 18 nations with experience spanning more than 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve. We are entrepreneurs with a technical soul.

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