Uniper and the Port of Rotterdam Authority are investigating the probabilities of large-scale manufacturing of inexperienced hydrogen on the Maasvlakte space in Rotterdam. The events have the ambition to grasp a hydrogen plant on the location of Uniper by 2025 with a capability of 100MW and to broaden this capability to 500MW. The feasibility research might be accomplished this summer time.
Uniper is an power firm based mostly in Düsseldorf, Germany. Uniper was shaped by the separation of E.ON’s fossil gas belongings right into a separate firm that started working on 1 January 2016.
Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of Uniper: “Our location at Maasvlakte is the proper place for large-scale manufacturing of inexperienced hydrogen. This is the place every thing comes collectively: massive quantities of renewable power, the required infrastructure, and industrial clients. A greater place for inexperienced hydrogen manufacturing is hardly possible.”
Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam Authority: “The manufacturing of inexperienced hydrogen on the Uniper web site matches in completely with the technique of the Port Authority to make the business extra sustainable. Green hydrogen is a sustainable various for pure gasoline to grasp excessive temperatures. Besides, it is a vital sustainable feedstock for the chemical business.”
In the manufacturing of inexperienced hydrogen, renewable power is used to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen. This course of known as electrolysis. Maasvlakte is a perfect location for the manufacturing of inexperienced hydrogen. Renewable electrical energy from offshore wind farms will come ashore right here, and numerous related amenities are already obtainable on the Uniper web site.
After the profitable prequalification for the EU IPCEI (Important Projects of Common European Interest) programme, the conceptual design and the technical dimensions of the brand new hydrogen plant might be developed within the subsequent few months. The potential marketplace for sustainable hydrogen, each within the Rotterdam port space and in Germany, might be seemed into. In due course, provide to main industrial complexes in North Rhine-Westphalia will even be attainable by way of pipelines. The mission workforce can be choices for import, storage, and export at Maasvlakte.
The Maasvlakte is an enormous man-made westward extension of the Europoort port and industrial facility inside the Port of Rotterdam. Situated within the municipality of Rotterdam within the Netherlands, the Maasvlakte is constructed on land reclaimed from the North Sea.
(Source: Uniper – View of Maasvlakte/Westend 61)
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