Important Projects of Common European Interest

IPCEI is a synchronized application process for state aid between several member states. These are cutting-edge innovation projects selected by the European Commission to bring about technological leadership and increased competitiveness vis-à-vis the rest of the world in strategic fields. It is also a major tool of European industrial policy.

John Cockerill’s project is transnational, with part of it in France and part in Belgium.

John Cockerill is already a player in pressurized alkaline electrolyzers, an essential building block in the decarbonized hydrogen value chain. Depending on interests and subjects, research will be carried out by John Cockerill teams in France or Belgium, with the involvement of universities, laboratories and research centers in these and other European countries.

John Cockerill also intends to set up an industrial-scale test facility to test, on a reduced number of cells, the overall performance of the configurations and materials recommended following laboratory tests.

Production is divided into 2 units, both located on John Cockerill sites.

Aspach in Alsace (France)

For the individual manufacture of electrolytic cells (cutting, welding, nickel plating) for large-diameter parts.
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Seraing (Belgium)

For stacking the parts produced at Aspach, including diaphragms, gaskets and assembly parts (base plates, tie rods).