Shell contracts Thyssenkrupp for 200-MW green hydrogen project in Rotterdam

German industrial group Thyssenkrupp AG will construct a 200-MW green hydrogen plant for Royal Dutch Shell Plc (AMS:RDSA) in the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Shell has contracted Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers to engineer, procure and fabricate the electrolysis plant, called Hydrogen Holland I.

Electricity for the hydrogen production will be provided by the Hollandse Kust (Noord) offshore wind farm through guarantees of origin. The 759-MW wind farm is being developed by Shell and Eneco in the Dutch North Sea.

The facility will use Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers’ 20-MW alkaline water electrolysis modules and will produce green hydrogen for industry and the transport sector. The hydrogen can be transported via a 40-km (25 miles) pipeline to Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, Thyssenkrupp said.

While Shell is yet to make a final investment decision on the project, Thyssenkrupp expects construction work for the electrolysers to start in the spring. The project is targeted to begin production in 2024.

Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers is a joint venture with Italy’s Industrie De Nora, where Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions is the majority shareholder.

Last year, Australian engineering group Worley Ltd (ASX:WOR) unveiled an early engineering services contract from Shell for the Holland Hydrogen I project.