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27 February 2024

John Crane, a global leader in rotating equipment solutions and energy transition technologies and services, and a business of Smiths Group plc has been awarded contracts to supply two large scale blue hydrogen and battery manufacturing projects in the southern states of the US. 

John Crane has been selected to supply 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 approximately 80% of the CO2 injected underground in existing CCUS sites use John Crane’s dry gas seals.

Leveraging its extensive equipment installed base and a robust local service network in the project area, John Crane is uniquely positioned to provide support to ensure seamless operations and maintenance post-installation.

Further establishing its position as an energy transition technology provider, John Crane has secured a significant contract to supply wet seals for almost a hundred pumps to an electric battery manufacturing facility in Tennessee, USA. The scope of this project encompasses chilled water pumps, hot water pumps, heat exchanger water pumps, geothermal water pumps, and HVAC circulation pumps, showcasing John Crane's versatility and commitment to driving sustainability across diverse applications.

President of John Crane, Bernard Cicut, commented: “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.”  

These projects add to John Crane’s portfolio of energy production, transportation and storage and broader sustainability installations, which include the world’s largest offshore CCUS project based in Malaysia and NEOM, Saudi Arabia, the ground-breaking ‘city of the future’ that uses green hydrogen as a key component of its energy supply. 
 
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About John Crane
John Crane is a global leader in mission-critical technologies for the energy and process industries and an innovator in rotating equipment, encompassing mechanical seals, couplings, filtration systems and cutting-edge asset management and digital diagnostics solutions. Blending a rich legacy of innovation with a commitment to service excellence, we have enabled our customer’s reliable and sustainable operations for over a century. While recognizing the role of traditional energy, we are pioneering solutions that enable cleaner alternatives, crafting a vision for a sustainable energy future. Our extensive global presence underscores our promise to customers, with over 200 service centres in 50 countries. With nearly £1 billion in revenues in 2023, we are an integral pillar of Smiths Group plc, a FTSE 100 listed company dedicated to improving our world through smarter engineering.

About Smiths Group
For over 170 years, Smiths Group has been pioneering progress by improving our world through smarter engineering. We serve millions of people every year, to help create a safer, more efficient and better-connected world, across four global markets: Energy, General Industry, Safety & Security, and Aerospace. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Smiths employs more than 15,000 colleagues in over 50 countries. For more information visit www.smiths.com.

 

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