Orsted to Develop a 1 GW Green Hydrogen Facility in Amsterdam
- Journalist: Jaideep Kumar
Orsted, a multinational renewable energy firm has announced the development of a 1GW Green Hydrogen plant in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA), a refining and trading hub. The project scheduled to be commissned by 2030 is planned to be constructed in two phases. In the initial days, the unit will be functioning at half of its overall operating rate.
The company visions to connect the electrolyser to a brand new 2 GW offshore windfarm in Dutch North Sea with a pipeline network 45km long from Vlissingen to Ghent.
The new unit is a part of SeaH2Land project where Orsted is collaborating with Yara, a Norwegian Ammonia producer, ArcelorMittal, a steel producer, Dow Benelux a renowned chemical firm and a flushing plant based in Netherland with a capacity of around 150000 barrels per day. The consortium will engage in an agreement with the regulatory authorities to finalize the policies and framework required to support the development of renewable Hydrogen to be developed by the large-scale offshore wind and regional infrastructure.
As per the company, the new Hydrogen project could viably assist in replacing around 20 percent of the fossil derived Hydrogen fuel. According to Orsted, Hydrogen demand in ARA is projected to increase around 1 million tonnes by 2050 buoyed by the increasing stress to decarbonize the economy. ChemAnalyst predicts, that the upcoming green Hydrogen plant will serve well in assisting the country in achieving its decarbonization goals soon.