Plug Power is strengthening its presence in the European hydrogen market, having today (Nov 24) announced plans for a new European headquarters in the Port of Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Elected as one of three hydrogen technology capital cities in Germany, Duisburg has a decisive role in the German energy transition and provides Plug Power with a well-established platform to develop future hydrogen projects.
In addition to this, Duisburg is the world’s largest inland port and offers Plug Power direct maritime supply chain connections to Antwerp, Belgium and Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
On the news, Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power, said, “Plug Power intends to play an important role in the development of green hydrogen in Europe and to contribute significantly to the European hydrogen strategy.
“Our establishment of a headquarters in the Port of Duisburg supports our ambitious objectives for leading the build-out of a global green hydrogen ecosystem.”
It is believed the initial 70,000 square foot facility will house an innovation centre with engineering labs, a monitoring, diagnostics and technical support centre, an on-site electrolyser enabling green hydrogen production, an inventory and logistics centre and training space.
Sören Link, the Mayor of the City of Duisburg, added, “The location of Plug Power’s European headquarters in the Port of Duisburg underscores the international importance of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.
“The city of Duisburg, one of the most important business locations in NRW, is setting the course for an energy transportation. Both the hydrogen innovation and technology centre and Plug Power’s new European headquarters will create value for the port city.”
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