thyssenkrupp to install 200 MW Rotterdam hydrogen facility for Shell

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 10/01/2022 thyssenkrupp
Shell and thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers have signed a supply contract for the large-scale project 'Hydrogen Holland I' in the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands which will be supplied with power by a Dutch offshore wind farm.

Under the contract, thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers will engineer, procure and fabricate a 200 MW electrolysis plant based on their large-scale 20 MW alkaline water electrolysis module.

First construction work for the electrolysers will likely begin in Spring 2022. Shell's final investment decision to build the 'Holland Hydrogen I' is expected in 2022, after which the intended start of production will be in 2024.

"We are looking forward to support building a major hydrogen hub in central Europe and to contribute to Europe's transition to green energy", said Dr. Christoph Noeres, Head of Green Hydrogen at thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers. "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 center 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 with electricity coming from the Hollandse Kust (Noord) offshore wind farm. The hydrogen can be transported through a pipeline with a length of about 40 kilometers that will run from the plant to Shell's Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam. Net zero is a number one priority for the plant: Reusable construction materials will be applied wherever possible and solar panels will be incorporated in the outside walls of the plant. The factory will be open to selected visitors once fully operational.