John Crane secures energy transition sealing contracts in North America

Sealing specialist John Crane has been awarded contracts to supply two large-scale blue hydrogen and battery manufacturing projects in the southern states of the US.

Illustration of hydrogen molecules with liquid H2 atoms
Illustration of hydrogen molecules with liquid H2 atoms - Image © ALI - Adobe Stock.

The company will provide dry gas seals for three supercritical CO2 compressors of a large-scale blue hydrogen project located in Texas, USA. John Crane has been active in CO2 sealing for over 30 years and has an extensive equipment installed base and a robust local service network in the project area.

John Crane has also secured a significant contract to supply wet seals for almost one hundred pumps to an electric battery manufacturing facility in Tennessee, USA. The scope of this project covers chilled water pumps, hot water pumps, heat exchanger water pumps, geothermal water pumps, and HVAC circulation pumps.

Bernard Cicut, president of John Crane, said: “Both these projects are testament to the strong relationship that we have with our OEM customers and reflect our rapidly growing energy transition portfolio. The Inflation Reduction Act and business-friendly environment of these states has spurred the development of new energy projects creating opportunities for us to provide our green-enabling solutions to a growing industry.”