It’s always been our goal to develop and operate a European network of green hydrogen plants. For our first German site, we head for Wilhelmshaven, Germany’s only deep-sea port and primary energy hub. In early 2023, we concluded an agreement with NPorts (Niedersachsen Ports) for the use of a four-hectare site.
Germany has earmarked green hydrogen for an important role in achieving the 2050 climate goals. The aim is for a combination of local production and import – a dual role that Wilhelmshaven can fulfil.
In addition to the planned terminals for the import of green ammonia and green hydrogen, Wilhelmshaven offers ideal conditions for the installation of large electrolysers. Nearby there are underground gas storage facilities with a planned connection to the long-distance hydrogen network. And at sea, there are plenty of offshore wind farms that can provide us with renewable energy
According to the current planning, construction of the plant will start in 2026. At start-up, we anticipate a capacity of up to 100 MW.