Owned equally by the two partners, the new entity will be launched in the coming months and aims to support the transition of airports around the world to hydrogen.
For Air Liquide and Groupe ADP, the announcement of this joint venture is an extension of a first partnership initiated in 2021 with Airbus relating to the performance of a study dedicated to hydrogen relating to the transformation of 30 airports around the world, including those of Orly and CDG. This initial experience has enabled Air Liquide and ADP to acquire “unique expertise” in the sizing and pre-installation of hydrogen infrastructures.
A complete service offer
The objective of the new entity will be to offer, in France and internationally, a set of services aimed at supporting the integration of hydrogen within airports:
- Estimation of volumes of hydrogen required over time,
- Optimal organization of the hydrogen supply chain according to the specificities of the airport and the territory,
- Sizing and pre-implementation of hydrogen infrastructure required at the airport,
- Preliminary safety studies,
- Cost studies and investment roadmap definitions,
- Carbon impact studies…
” The creation of this joint venture is obvious after the study work carried out jointly with Air Liquide over the past year, in order to allow the emergence, from 2023, of the first use cases on the ground around hydrogen technologies on our Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports. Our collaboration with Air Liquide is a long-term one and is based on our complementary expertise: the hydrogen supply chain for Air Liquide and airport development and operations for Groupe ADP said Edward Arkwright, Executive Director General of Groupe ADP.