HyCC has started Project H2era, which aims to build a 500-megawatt green hydrogen plant near the Port of Amsterdam.

The initiative is being launched in partnership with the Port of Amsterdam. HyCC views it as a significant step forward in the development of the regional hydrogen economy, which will aid in the decarbonization of industry and transportation.

“The use of green hydrogen is crucial to reduce emissions from industries such as steel, chemicals and aviation,” says Marcel Galjee, to Offshore Energy managing director HyCC. “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 expects the new facility in the Amsterdam port region to begin operations in 2027.

HyCC and the Port of Amsterdam have conducted a preliminary feasibility study, and the project will be further developed throughout the research phase in the next months (pre-FEED).

H2era will use electrolysis to generate green hydrogen and oxygen from renewable power and water. Discussions are now ongoing with several stakeholders to utilize hydrogen to decarbonize the region’s businesses. Furthermore, hydrogen may be employed for green transportation. In the future, the new facility might be linked to a nationwide pipeline network, allowing hydrogen to be exchanged across industrial clusters.

“500 megawatts of green hydrogen production is an enormous asset for the regional hydrogen economy,” said Dorine Bosman, CIO of the Port of Amsterdam. The Port of Amsterdam reinforces its position as a pioneer in the transition to a sustainable, circular economy with this initiative.”

According to the regional energy plan, considerable volumes of green hydrogen will be used to decarbonize industry and transportation in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. In addition to imports, local hydrogen generation based on renewable power is critical to the shift.

HyCC is also collaborating with the Port of Amsterdam and Tata Steel on Project H2ermes, a 100-megawatt plant at the Tata Steel IJmuiden facility.

Source: Offshore Energy

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