HyCC has launched Project H2era to construct a 500 MW green hydrogen plant in the Amsterdam port area.
The project, launched in cooperation with the Port of Amsterdam, is a major step forward in developing the regional hydrogen economy to help decarbonise industry and mobility.
Marcel Galjee, Managing Director HyCC, said, “With the H2era project, we can produce an important part of the hydrogen locally and lay the foundation for a sustainable hydrogen economy in the Amsterdam region.”
HyCC and the Port of Amsterdam have completed a first feasibility study, and the project will be further developed in the coming months during the study phase (pre-FEED).
H2era will produce green hydrogen and oxygen from renewable electricity and water in a process called electrolysis. Discussions are currently underway with various parties to use the hydrogen to decarbonise regional industries. In addition, hydrogen can be used for green mobility. In the future, the new plant can also be connected to a national pipeline network to enable hydrogen exchange between industrial clusters.
Dorine Bosman, Chief Investment Officer of the Port of Amsterdam, said, “500 megawatt of green hydrogen production is an enormous asset for the regional hydrogen economy. With this project, the Port of Amsterdam strengthens its position as a frontrunner in the transition to a sustainable, circular economy.”
The regional energy strategy foresees the use of large amounts of green hydrogen to decarbonise industry and mobility in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Local hydrogen production based on electricity from renewable sources is an essential part of the transition, in addition to imports.
HyCC is also working with Port of Amsterdam and Tata Steel on a 100 MW plant at the site of Tata Steel IJmuiden, called project H2ermes.