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Technip Energies and John Cockerill to Create Rely, a New Company Delivering Integrated Green Hydrogen Solutions


PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2023-- Regulatory News:

Technip Energies (PARIS: TE) and John Cockerill, two industrial leaders in the hydrogen market, announce the launch of Rely, a unique provider of integrated and competitive green hydrogen solutions.

Energy and heavy industries are at a major turning point. To reach Net Zero goals, these vital contributors to the global economy require massive decarbonization. Green hydrogen and its derivatives (power-to-X(1)) will, as clean fuels, play a critical role in decarbonizing hard-to-abate and hard-to-electrify industries.

Technip Energies and John Cockerill share a common objective of driving acceleration in energy transition. Technip Energies will leverage more than 60 years’ experience of best-in-class project delivery and technology integration capabilities, including a leading market share with over 270 hydrogen plants delivered. John Cockerill will draw on its 200-plus years of industrial know-how, its engineering and manufacturing expertise, and a 20%-plus share of the electrolyzer market.

Rely will offer end-to-end solutions, from pre-Final Investment Decision services including technical & financial advisory through to proprietary products, project execution and operation and maintenance.

Innovation will be instrumental in breaking cost barriers and enabling the rapid growth of green hydrogen markets. A unique research and development platform will deliver technology enhancements, new technologies and products, and improved project economics for green hydrogen and power-to-X markets.

Rely will ensure project execution for its clients by securing the supply chain thanks notably to a capacity reservation and supply contract for pressurized alkaline electrolyzers with John Cockerill Hydrogen, a subsidiary of John Cockerill. As part of the agreement, Rely is expected to become a minority shareholder in John Cockerill Hydrogen with a 10% minority stake.

Rely will address the market for industrial and utility-scale projects with the ambition to reach revenues of more than €1 billion by 2030.

Headquartered in Belgium, Rely will be 60%-owned by Technip Energies and 40%-owned by John Cockerill and led by Damien Eyriès from Technip Energies as Chief Executive Officer and Jean Jouet from John Cockerill as Chief Technology Officer. From inception, the new company will benefit from the access of more than 200 hydrogen specialists.

Arnaud Pieton, CEO of Technip Energies, stated: “Achieving the world’s net zero targets requires significant investment to develop and scale decarbonization solutions. Global ambitions demand that affordable solutions and sustainable products for industries and consumers alike must be developed. Technip Energies is committed to meeting this challenge, and, together with John Cockerill, we are announcing the creation of Rely – a new integrated technology and solutions company for green hydrogen and power-to-X markets. Rely will bring together a unique combination of expertise, bridging green electrons to molecules.”

François Michel, CEO of John Cockerill, said: “In order to play a large role in the energy transition, green hydrogen needs robust, scalable and competitive solutions that are optimized from end-to-end. Rely will provide exactly what countries, industries and markets need to decarbonize entire value chains through green hydrogen. I look forward to seeing its formidable development in the next few years. I am also thrilled by the acceleration in the development of John Cockerill’s network of electrolyzer gigafactories that Rely will allow, which will benefit all our customers across the world.”

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to be finalized in the second half of this year.

(1) Power-to-X refers to the conversion of essentially renewable electricity, which is by nature intermittent, into another storable and transportable energy carrier such as green hydrogen, green ammonia or other sustainable fuels

About Technip Energies

Technip Energies is a leading Engineering & Technology company for the energy transition, with leadership positions in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), hydrogen and ethylene as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management. The company benefits from its robust project delivery model supported by extensive technology, products and services offering.

Operating in 35 countries, our 15,000 people are fully committed to bringing our clients’ innovative projects to life, breaking boundaries to accelerate the energy transition for a better tomorrow.

Technip Energies is listed on Euronext Paris with American depositary receipts (“ADRs”) traded over-the-counter in the United States.

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About John Cockerill

Driven since 1817 by the entrepreneurial spirit and passion for innovation of its founder, the John Cockerill Group develops large-scale technological solutions to meet the needs of its time: preserving natural resources, contributing to greener mobility, producing responsibly, enhancing security and facilitating access to renewable energy. Its offer to businesses, governments and communities consists of services and associated equipment for the sectors of energy, defence, industry, the environment, transports, and infrastructures. With over 6000 employees, John Cockerill achieved a turnover of €1 billion in 2022 in 23 countries, on 5 continents.

With decades of experience in hydrogen technologies, John Cockerill Hydrogen, a fully owned subsidiary of John Cockerill, is a world leading electrolyzer manufacturer with a broad offering from power source to gas separation, purification and balance of plant. The company designs, builds and maintains pressurized alkaline electrolyzers of up to 6.5MW capacity stacks (1300Nm3 per hour) – among the world’s largest – and has delivered ~80 stacks of 5MW or above since 2018. Through its existing manufacturing footprint and its planned global capacity ramp-up, John Cockerill Hydrogen is uniquely positioned to lead the fast-growing green hydrogen production market with specific focus on industrial-scale and utility-scale projects.

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