A German-headquartered company has been chosen by Shell to supply electrolysers for a green hydrogen project in the Netherlands.
Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers will engineer, procure and fabricate a 200 megawatt (MW) electrolysis plant for the large-scale Hydrogen Holland I project.
It will be based on the firm’s 20 MW alkaline water electrolysis module.
First construction work for the electrolysers is expected to get underway in Spring.
Shell (LSE: RDSA) is expected to make a final investment decision on the Holland Hydrogen I project, based at Port of Rotterdam, this year.
If the project is given the green light, its forecast to start production in 2024.
Christoph Noeres, head of green hydrogen at thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, said: “We are looking forward to support building a major hydrogen hub in central Europe and to contribute to Europe’s transition to green energy.
“With our large-scale standard module size, we will further strengthen Shell’s hydrogen strategy. Our partnership perfectly combines our engineering excellence with Shell’s competence of a large global energy player.”
The centre of the Hydrogen Holland I hydrogen project facility will be a hall, covering 2 hectares – the size of three football fields.
Green hydrogen will be produced for industry and the transport sector, with electricity coming from the Hollandse Kust (Noord) offshore wind farm.
Shell picked Australian energy services firm Worley last year to support the development of the hydrogen plant, which is estimated to produce 50,000 – 60,000 kilograms of green hydrogen per day.