It’s official, Shell is going to build a 200 MW electrolyser on the 2nd Maasvlakte near Rotterdam, that is new land, already conquered from the North Sea. Other big companies have announced they will do the same at the same location: BP, Uniper en Air Liquide.
Shell had earlier experience, gained from a 1 MW installation on their refinery in Wesseling, Germany, but this one is going to break all records. Expected completion date 2025. Supplier: Thyssenkrupp. Price tag: 1 billion euro. Input: offshore windpark Hollandse Kust Noord. The output will be used to replace “gray hydrogen” in the Shell Rotterdam refinery. The next project is already planned for, will be built in Eemshaven and will be 20 times as large as the one in Rotterdam.
The path has now been cleared to realize several GW of green hydrogen capacity during the remainder of this decade. The hydrogen economy has started in earnest in the Netherlands.
[nos.nl] – Shell bouwt groene waterstoffabriek in Rotterdam