Port of Rotterdam plans 1GW green hydrogen site

Apr 17, 2023 02:43 PM ET
  • Site would electrolyse energy from the IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Zone Beta
Port of Rotterdam plans 1GW green hydrogen site
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The Port of Rotterdam Authority is creating an 11ha site on the Maasvlakte (visualized) appropriate for a green hydrogen plant with the ability of generating up to 1GW.

This site is located beside where Tennet's Amaliahaven (380 kV) high-voltage substation will certainly be built.

This is the location of the 2GW DC cable from the IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Zone Beta.

All green electrical power converted directly right into hydrogen does not enter the electrical energy grid, therefore avoiding additional load on the grid.

In addition, the new hydrogen pipeline will certainly quickly run alongside the site. The hydrogen created below can therefore be efficiently transported to clients.

Furthermore, the site is close to the Evides water pipeline.

Finally, the Port Authority is checking out the possibility of connecting the Maasvlakte hydrogen plants to regional heat networks.

This will at some point permit them to utilize 'green' heat to heat houses, greenhouses and offices the port claimed.

The propositions are in feedback to the tender for the IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm later this year.

In the treatment for story Beta, the Minister for Climate and also Energy is encouraging companies to wisely integrate much of the wind energy into the energy system.

The manufacturing of hydrogen directly on the coast is a rational solution, as it avoids additional load on the high-voltage network, Port of Rotterdam claimed.

The wind farm and also hydrogen plant ought to be ready around 2028.

Allard Castelein, Port of Rotterdam Authority chief executive, stated: "The construction of a hydrogen plant with a capacity of 1GW is the following jump in scale in the production of green hydrogen.

" Numerous business are currently building, or have progressed plans to develop, electrolysers with a capacity of 200 to 250MW at the Maasvlakte.

" These would currently be the biggest in Europe, but we currently wish to suit the future generation of hydrogen plants.

" These are anticipated to be 5 times larger."

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