Eneco, a natural gas supplier, has applied for the permit to construct the ‘Eneco Electrolyser’ in the Port of Rotterdam.
To generate hydrogen, the Eneco Electrolyser will employ green energy from solar and wind farms. The sector may make processes and goods more sustainable by using hydrogen, which consumes no fossil fuel.
The largest European hydrogen plant, Holland Hydrogen 1, with a capacity of 200 MW, is now under construction at the Maasvlakte conversion park.
At that site, three projects are reportedly planned. The second conversion park on the Maasvlakte is designated for the winner of the IJmuiden Ver wind farm tender, which contains room for a 1,000 MW hydrogen park.
The Eneco Electrolyser will be built close to the Enecogen power plant in Europoort, which will share connections with the hydrogen plant. According to the Port of Rotterdam, the facility will have an 800 MW capacity.
Depending on the quantity of green energy available and the demand for green hydrogen from the industrial sector, this will allow for an annual output of 80 kilotonnes of hydrogen.
Eneco anticipates starting construction on the Eneco Electrolyser in 2026. The hydrogen facility is expected to begin operations in 2029.
In November, the Port of Rotterdam announced that the first inland vessel powered entirely by ZES technology will sail with zero emissions between Den Bosch, the Maasvlakte, and Moerdijk (The Netherlands).