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Port of Marseille Fos commits €750 million to green hydrogen

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The Port of Marseille Fos is working alongside H2V to establish a new industrial facility to produce green hydrogen.

Costing around €750 million ($851.6 million), the development of this production plant aims to help decarbonise operations in the Fos industrial port area.

During development, six hydrogen production units of around 600MW will be built between 2026 and 2031 on a 36-hectare site, integrated into the Strategic Committee for the New Energy Systems Sector (CFS NSE) South Basin project.

The project will prevent around 750,000 tonnes of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere each year, creating 165 direct jobs and 100 indirect jobs.

The site being used for the project is ideal due to its strategic location that combines strong industrial potential with leading port maritime port activity.

Industrial hydrogen manufacturer H2V has been supporting the Port of Marseille Fos in decarbonising its activities through several different methods.

Since 2016, the company has been investing, developing, and building large-scale renewable hydrogen production plants, producing 100MW or more, impacting CO2 emissions across several different sectors, including industry and heavy mobility.

In other news, the port received a new fender system and bollard for an infrastructure project to extend its container quay in Fos Rotule.

The port was supplied with 19 sets of SPC 1000 double cone fender systems from fender manufacture ShibataFenderTeam (SFT), alongside 14 sets of cast steel bibloc bollards with a capacity of 150 tons and five steel ladders.

While the order was initially received in 2018, the system was sent out in three partial deliveries by June 2019. The successful project was delivered to the port in September 2020.

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