Green Hydrogen Plant To Be Developed in Amsterdam Port

Amsterdam port
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The hydrogen company HyCC launched a project called Project H2era that plans to construct a 500MW green hydrogen plant in the Amsterdam port. The H2era will produce green hydrogen and oxygen out of renewable electricity and water.

HyCC is a joint venture of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) and the European electrochemical company Nobian.

HyCC and the Port of Amsterdam completed a first feasibility study that will be further developed in the forthcoming months during the pre-FEED study phase.

"The use of green hydrogen is crucial to reduce emissions from industries such as steel, chemicals and aviation,” said HyCC managing director Marcel Galjee. “With the H2era project, we can produce an important part of the hydrogen locally and lay the foundation for a sustainable hydrogen economy in the Amsterdam region."

“500 megawatt of green hydrogen production is an enormous asset for the regional hydrogen economy. With this project, the Port of Amsterdam strengthens its position as a frontrunner in the transition to a sustainable, circular economy,” said chief investment officer of the Port of Amsterdam Dorine Bosman.

Discussions are ongoing with several parties about the use of hydrogen to decarbonise industries in the region. HyCC said transportations can also use the hydrogen. 

Additionally, the green hydrogen plant can be connected to a national pipeline network to facilitate exchange of hydrogen between industrial clusters in the future.

HyCC is also working on a project called H2ermes, a 100 MW plant at the site of Tata Steel IJmuiden, with the Port of Amsterdam and Tata Steel.