Ansaldo Energia, is one of the world’s leading players in the sector of power generation plants and components. Founded in 1853 it is full-cycle, integrated operator, with the capabilities to build turnkey power plants using its own technologies and its own independent design, production, construction, commissioning and service resources.
The company is engaged in the development of technologies, products, sales, project execution and the provision of after-sales services of heavy-duty gas turbines.
Ansaldo Energia has been active in the development of fuel flexibility for gas turbine for over two decades, including solution for burning hydrogen blends and alternative fuels.
Ansaldo Energia is based in Genoa, Italy; extensive development activities within the FLEX4H2 project will be performed by the R&D teams based in Baden, Switzerland.
Competence relevant to FLEX4H2
Ansaldo Energia has extensive experience in developing advanced combustion technologies from early concept generation to product implementation and commercial deployment. The company owns a large number of patents and technologies related to gas turbines and combustion, furthermore it has extensive knowledge in testing and validation of full engines as well as single engine components.
Ansaldo Energia owns specific rigs where the newly developed combustion systems can be mounted and tested both at atmospheric pressure and at high pressure, fully reproducing engine environments.
Role in the project
Ansaldo Energia, as FLEX4H2 coordinator, will integrate the activities through the consortium aiming at the best exploitation of expertise and skills within the consortium.
Ansaldo Energia will be leading WP1 and WP4 and within this scope, it will develop the combustion system, enabling operation with hydrogen blends with up to 100% hydrogen. The focus of its contribution will be on the detailed design of the combustion system itself, including analytical modelling and numerical simulations as well as experimental investigation of the newly developed solutions.
Furthermore, Ansaldo Energia will develop the manufacturing design and coordinate the production of combustor prototypes, as well as their tests and validation in advanced combustion rigs.