Proton Energy Systems has announced a joint venture with SupplyCore Middle East to provide on-site hydrogen generation and control solutions to Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations in the region. The agreement extends the initial partnership established by the two companies in 2009 to create a new company, called Proton Energy Arabia.

It covers sales, installation and service of their hydrogen generation and control equipment for all Arab nations, and includes some manufacturing in Saudi Arabia. The joint venture was created to provide Arab world organizations in the power, oil and gas sector the ability to meet on-site hydrogen requirements ranging from grid-level support for energy storage, to turbine generator cooling in power plants.

This announcement comes shortly after the commissioning of a hydrogen generation unit at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The JV also recently sold on-site hydrogen generation technology to the Saudi Electric Company and plans to commission this unit in October