Sourcing Renewables - January 11, 2022
Shell Signs for Green Hydrogen Plant in Rotterdam
Shell signed a supply contract with thyssenkrupp for a 200 MW green hydrogen facility, a large-scale project ‘Hydrogen Holland I’ in the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Under the contract, thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers will engineer, procure and fabricate a 200 MW electrolysis plant based on their large-scale 20 MW alkaline water electrolysis module. The first construction work for the electrolysers will likely begin in spring 2022. Shell’s final investment decision to build the ‘Holland Hydrogen I’ is expected in 2022, after which the intended start of production will be in 2024.
“We are looking forward to support building a major hydrogen hub in central Europe and to contribute to Europe’s transition to green energy,” said Dr. Christoph Noeres, Head of Green Hydrogen at thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers in a statement. “With our large-scale standard module size, we will further strengthen Shell’s hydrogen strategy. Our partnership perfectly combines our engineering excellence with Shell’s competence of a large global energy player.”
The center of the “Hydrogen Holland I” hydrogen project facility will be a hall, covering 2 hectares, the size of three football fields. Green hydrogen will be produced for industry and the transport sector, with electricity coming from offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (Noord), by means of guarantees of origin. The hydrogen can be transported through a pipeline with a length of about 40 kilometers that will run from the plant to Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam.
Reusable construction materials will be applied wherever possible and solar panels will be incorporated into the outside walls of the plant.
thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers provides technologies for high-efficiency electrolysis plants and is a joint venture with Industrie De Nora.