German utility Uniper and the Port of Rotterdam Authority want to build a large-scale green hydrogen plant in the Maasvlakte area of Rotterdam.
The two companies on Monday said they will conduct a feasibility study into large-scale green hydrogen production in the area and are looking to realise a plant on the site by 2025 with a capacity of 100MW. This could then be expanded to 500MW.
In a statement, Uniper said Maasvlakte is an ideal location for the production of green hydrogen, an area where renewable electricity from offshore wind farms will come ashore, and various relevant facilities are already available on the Uniper site.
“Our location at Maasvlakte is the perfect place for large-scale production of green hydrogen,” said Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of Uniper.
“This is where everything comes together: large amounts of renewable energy, the required infrastructure, and industrial customers. A better place for green hydrogen production is hardly imaginable.”