Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shell, Vattenfall and municipal firm Wärme Hamburg have signed a letter of intent to plan how they’ll collectively produce hydrogen from wind and solar energy at Vattenfall’s Moorburg energy plant website in Hamburg and make the most of the hydrogen in its neighborhood.
In addition to the development of a scalable electrolyser with an preliminary output of 100 megawatts, the additional improvement of the positioning right into a so-called Green Energy Hub is deliberate. This consists of the exploration of the extent to which the prevailing infrastructure of the Moorburg location can be utilized for the manufacturing of vitality from renewable sources. In this context, ideas for the mandatory logistics chains and storage choices for hydrogen may also be thought-about. Subject to future funding choices and in response to the present state of planning, as soon as the positioning has been cleared the manufacturing of inexperienced hydrogen is anticipated in the middle of 2025. This would make the electrolyser one of many largest vegetation in Europe.
Andreas Regnell, Senior Vice President and Head of Strategic Development, Vattenfall: “The manufacturing of fossil free hydrogen is one key to the decarbonisation of the trade and the transport sectors. Vattenfall desires to allow fossil free residing inside one technology and we’ve got excessive ambitions to develop inside renewable vitality manufacturing within the markets the place we function. In this undertaking we are able to contribute with our experience and expertise and the distinctive Moorburg website that has the infrastructure that’s mandatory for big scale manufacturing of hydrogen. We are due to this fact happy that we are able to assist the town and the commercial location of Hamburg in implementing their formidable local weather targets.”
For a few years, Moorburg was the positioning of a gas-fired energy plant operated by Hamburgische Electricitäts-Werke, and Vattenfall had been working a coal-fired energy plant right here since 2015. Its business operation was terminated after the ability plant received a bid within the public sale for the nationwide coal phase-out in December 2020. A choice by the transmission system operator on the system relevance of the plant is predicted in March 2021. The City of Hamburg and Vattenfall are striving to clear partial areas of the positioning as quickly as attainable for the undertaking to supply inexperienced hydrogen and the event of a Green Energy Hub.
(Source: Shell – Image: Moogburg energy plant close to Hamburg, Germany)
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