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Welspun, Tata Steel Collaborate to Build ‘Framework’ for Hydrogen Transport

Welspun is a part of the H2Pipe Joint Industry Project on Hydrogen Pipelines, launched by DNV. The aim of the project is to develop the “world’s first guideline” for the transportation of hydrogen in pipelines. For this, Welspun has partnered with Tata Steel.

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Welspun Corp Ltd. (WCL) has joined forces with Tata Steel in order to develop the “framework for and subsequently manufacturing” pipes for the transportation of pure hydrogen and natural gas-blended hydrogen. A leading welded line pipe manufacturer, Welspun Corp Ltd. is the flagship company of Welspun Group.

As per the WCL’s statement, “Welspun Corp Ltd and Tata Steel Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to come together and work towards developing the framework for and subsequently manufacturing green pipes for the transportation of pure hydrogen and hydrogen blended with natural gas.”

The strategic association with Tata Steel is to explore the appropriateness of a wide range of pipes by WCL for the transportation of fuel. This will further pave the way for alleviating climate change-related issues and building a secure future, according to WCL. This MoU is going to augment the general understanding and knowledge of the transportation of hydrogen from a global standpoint, the company said.

About the development, Mr. Vipul Mathur, Managing Director & CEO, Welspun Corp Ltd., said “We are working towards strengthening its expanding product portfolio both in India and globally while focusing on building a future-ready world.”

In the words of Mr. Rajeev Singhal, Vice President – Marketing & Sales (Flat Products), Tata Steel Ltd., “This will enable us to jointly develop steel for safe transportation of hydrogen gas which is a critical requirement for adoption of hydrogen fuel in line with the government’s National Hydrogen Mission.”

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In October 2021, Welspun onboarded the H2Pipe Joint Industry Project on Hydrogen Pipelines which was started by the leading industrial certification body DNV. Being a worldwide industry project, the aim of the project was to develop the “world’s first guideline” for the transportation of hydrogen gas in existing and new offshore pipelines.

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