Thyssenkrupp to install green hydrogen plant for Shell in the port of Rotterdam

The hydrogen plant will contribute to Europe’s transition to green energy.

Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers has signed a supply contract with Shell for a 200 MW electrolysis plant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The large-scale project ‘Hydrogen Holland I’ will be built in the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Shell will make the final investment decision about the ‘Holland Hydrogen I’ this year, after which the intended start of production will be in 2024.

Under the contract, Thyssenkrupp will engineer, procure and fabricate a 200 MW electrolysis plant based on their large-scale 20 MW alkaline water electrolysis module. The construction work for the electrolysers will likely begin in spring 2022.

The centre of the Hydrogen Holland I hydrogen project facility will be spread over two hectares. The plant will produce green hydrogen for industry and the transport sector, with electricity sourced from offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (Noord) using guarantees of origin.

The hydrogen can be transported through a pipeline with about 40 km that will run from the plant to Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam. Reusable construction materials will be used where possible, and solar panels will be incorporated into the outside walls of the plant.

Dr Christoph Noeres, Head of Green Hydrogen at ThyssenKrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, said, “With our large-scale standard module size, we will further strengthen Shell’s hydrogen strategy.”

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 7812
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