Industrial gas supplier Hygear has secured a long term contract to supply hydrogen to a flat glass manufacturer based in Belgium.

The manufacturer produces, processes and distributes flat glass for several industries.

In the production process, a combination of high purity hydrogen and nitrogen gases are used to provide a protective atmosphere in the tin bath to assure high quality end products.

The installation is expected to be commissioned late 2019.

According to the contract, Hygear will supply hydrogen through its Hy.GEN technology, combined with trailer supply from its hydrogen plant in Arnhem, The Netherlands for peak demand.

“The new contract in Belgium is part of Hygear’s ongoing expansion of its Gas-as-a-Service offering in Europe.

“By adding new gas customers to the existing customer base, a network of hydrogen using industries is established, allowing the company to leverage its investment in production and transportation assets over a broader customer base,” said Niels Lanser, Hygear’s Chief Commercial Officer.

Pic: A Hydrogen Generation System installed at a customer’s site.