On September 1st, the inauguration ceremony of the Hydrogen Energy R&D Center and the Automated Hydrogen Energy Production Line of Shanghai Electric Hydrogen Equipment Era Technology Co., Ltd. was held. Leng Weiqing, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shanghai Electric Group, and Liu Ping, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and President of the Group, attended the ceremony and inaugurated the two facilities.
During the ceremony, Leng Weiqing attentively received a project briefing. She learned about the scientific research and manufacturing capabilities of Shanghai Electric Hydrogen Equipment Era Technology Co., Ltd., inquired the R&D and manufacturing plan for the core components of the electrolyzer, and exchanged ideas with scientists and engineers. As talents are the foundation of Shanghai Electric's hydrogen energy industry, she noted that it’s urgent to introduce more talents, strengthen talent training, attract and cultivate a large team of outstanding talents, and create favorable conditions for the sustained development of Shanghai Electric's hydrogen energy strategy.
In recent years, with the growing global demand for clean energy, hydrogen energy as an efficient clean energy has come to the spotlight. The development of the hydrogen energy industry is a crucial strategic choice in coping with climate change and realizing green and sustainable development. It can promote China's transformation to green and low-carbon energy and the realization of the "dual carbon" goal. Shanghai Electric Hydrogen Equipment Era Technology Co., Ltd. was established in 2022, as one of the important initiatives in the realization of Shanghai Electric's "4+2+X" strategy.
The Hydrogen Energy R&D Center aims to meet the R&D needs of new electrolyzers and their core components. It can test and verify the key components and products for hydrogen production from electrolytic water, providing robust support for the R&D of key electrolyzer components and the creation of new products. The unveiled automated hydrogen energy production line is the first of its kind dedicated to the automated manufacturing of core components of high-power alkaline electrolyzers in China. It will significantly improve production efficiency and reduce manufacturing costs, while providing more stable and reliable quality. The R&D center and the automated production line will equip Shanghai Electric with the capabilities of systematic verification, production and testing of materials, machines and services related to electrolyzed water-based hydrogen production equipment.