H-TEC breaks ground on 5-GW electrolyser stacks manufacturing facility in Hamburg

Apr 27, 2023 02:05 PM ET
  • Hydrogen professional H-TEC SYSTEMS today began on a new automated manufacturing facility with approximately 5 GW of prospective capacity, integrating PEM electrolysis stacks development, manufacturing, testing, and also service at one single location in Hamburg, Germany.
H-TEC breaks ground on 5-GW electrolyser stacks manufacturing facility in Hamburg
Image: Garbe Industrial Areal Estate

The supposed H-TEC SYSTEMS Stack Manufacturing & Development Center is being built on a 35,000-sq-m (376,700 sq ft) site in Victoria Park, a commercial area in the Rahlstedt district of Hamburg. The launch of production can begin as early as following year, according to a press release.

The facility will rely upon power generated by 2 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on top of the structure and also in the surrounding multi-storey car park. At the same time, heat will certainly be sourced from the district heating network.

H-TEC SYSTEMS is part of MAN Energy Solutions whose chief executive officer Uwe Lauber mentioned that the team means to invest regarding EUR 500 million (USD 553.3 m) in electrolyser production over the following few years. "For an effective hydrogen effort, we need to scale up from stack manufacture to automated series manufacturing, and we are symbolically beginning for this today," he said.

"With greater than 11,000 square meters of area offered for manufacturing and also test procedures, we are preferably positioned to cover future item generations at our new area and also hence successfully facilitate the international hydrogen startup," in turn stated Robin von Plettenberg, chief executive officer of H-TEC SYSTEMS.

Moneyed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the project is being implemented via a joint venture in between Garbe Industrial Real Estate GmbH and also the Jebens Team. Hamburg-based real estate seeking advice from firm Grossmann & Berger served as an intermediary during the development of the JV and also the leasing arrangement. Koester GmbH is the basic specialist, while speaking with firm Drees & Sommer supported the structure as well as manufacturing facility planning.



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