Uniper and Technip Energies signed the agreement that awards the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study contract starting in October 2022.
H2Maasvlakte aims to gradually scale up to a total electrolysis capacity of 500 MW for green hydrogen by 2030. The first 100 MW is scheduled to be commissioned in 2025.
Uniper’s flagship H2Maasvlakte project will significantly contribute to the Dutch government’s goal of building 500 MW of electrolyser capacity for green hydrogen by 2025 and achieving 3-4 GW by 2030.
Recently, under the IPCEI program, the European Commission nominated the Uniper H2Maasvlakte project for the “IPCEI Hy2Use” hydrogen value chain.
As part of the FEED scope of work, a multidisciplinary team from Technip Energies will deliver the full FEED package, including a design for a large-scale water electrolysis system, the balance of plant as well as site integration.
Axel Wietfeld, CEO of Uniper Hydrogen, said, “The location of the project at our Maasvlakte site in the port of Rotterdam will play a key role in producing hydrogen for industry using the synergies provided by Uniper’s current operations while also enabling system integration for connecting renewable power at what will be a very busy location.”
Laure Mandrou, SVP at Technip Energies, said, “Technip Energies is engaged in accelerating carbon-free hydrogen solutions deployment to decarbonise the industry.”
Silvio Erkens, Member of Parliament for the VVD, said, “The IPCEI is important to get national hydrogen production off the ground quickly. We can therefore be proud of all the initiators of these projects.”
Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam, said, “Uniper’s decision to start the FEED phase of its 100 MW electrolyser is an important next step in making Rotterdam Europe’s Hydrogen Hub.”