The Port of Rotterdam has scheduled a trial for green hydrogen production at the Sif factory on the Maasvlakte for 2023.
As part of the AmpHytrite project, monopile producer Sif will work together with Pondera, KCI the engineers, and GE Renewable Energy. The partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ‘get a grip’ on the production of green hydrogen at sea, Rotterdam port wrote.
The AmpHytrite project will consist of three phases: first, a feasibility study into offshore offgrid production of green hydrogen; a second phase to develop and build a production unit that will be placed near the Sif factory on the Maasvlakte; and third the project will see a scaling up phase to apply the concept on a full scale in a wind farm at sea.
During the second phase, the production unit will run exclusively on the power generated by the Haliade wind turbine located on the Sif site.
The companies’ aim is to produce 750 tons of green hydrogen a year.
The news follows Uniper and the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s agreement to produce green hydrogen at the Uniper location on Maasvlakte.
The plans build on the findings of a previous feasibility study and are in line with the new hydrogen infrastructure that has been planned and the growing demand for sustainable hydrogen from the Rotterdam petrochemical industry.
The Port of Rotterdam recently announced several other projects on the horizon in its mission to achieve sustainability across the maritime industry; these include a new battery recycling factory in cooperation with TES and a new plastic recycling plant arriving by the end of 2022.