Production, Storage, Fuelling & Distribution
VoltH2 plans on building an initial 25 MW green hydrogen production plant, using electrolysers powered only by renewable energy sources.
The facility will have dedicated hydrogen storage and access to multimodal transport systems to support the distribution of H2 beyond the immediate locality.
VoltH2 will install an onsite H2 fueling station for the supply of hydrogen directly to lorries, trucks and other vehicles.
The project will be designed to be scalable in phases, up to a target of 100MW by 2030.
Strategic Location In Vlissingen Port
Adjacent to the Sloecentral Powerplant
Potential to supply green hydrogen to the powerplant via a dedicated pipeline, to be consumed either as a blend component to the existing natural gas supply, or in future, as a replacement green fuel to support the powering of the 2 x 435MW CCGT.
Proximity to the Electricity Grid
VoltH2's project location is less than 3000 metres from the ground station of Tennet (the national high voltage grid operator), and this is also where the sea cable from Orsted’s offshore wind parks are connected to the 380KV grid.
Proximity to the Gas Grid
Gasunie, the national grid operator, has their high-call gas grid connector within 500 metres of the VoltH2 project location. VoltH2 will investigate the potential to create a partnership for the future transportation of green hydrogen gas produced at site.
high-level process flow diagram
Launching project: features and benefits
Pre-negotiated Land Package
~3 hectares of land already secured at the Port; with road, rail and sea access. The land area is large enough to handle future expansion from an initial 10-25MW plant, to hundreds of MW’s, enabling a significant upscaling capability to service future demand.
VoltH2’s ability to store hydrogen will enable the absorption of excesses of power that is available at times when the wind farms are generating more energy than demand requires. H2 produced from the surplus power can be stored in cylinders for consumption on demand, creating a fully integrated and dynamic response capability.
Integration of Hydrogen Storage
H2 storage can be optimized to support a power-peaking management strategy for supplying energy back to the grid at times of high demand. According to Wood Mackenzie, the increasing deployment of renewable energy assets is leading to intermittency problems in the grid, which coupled with low PPA prices, has led in some cases to negative power prices.
Being located in the nucleus of an operating industrial Port, VoltH2 intend to supply other industrial customers in the area, potentially through dedicated pipelines. One such target customer is known to consume around 150,000 tonnes of Hydrogen already, making the prospect of dedicated supply a feasible target as the project evolves and overall economics for green H2 production improve
Investigations into the potential to build an onsite H2 fuelling station will commence with an objective to supply local transportation such as trucks, buses and barges, as well as to distribute green hydrogen to other regional H2 fuelling stations.
Fuelling Station Opportunities
Road, Rail and Sea
The location has access to rail, road and sea-loading facilities providing a VoltH2 with a multimodal logistics’ infrastructure which is strategic for the future supply and transshipment of hydrogen to customers beyond the immediate locality.
Overview of available subsidies, funds and fiscal instruments
The Netherlands is fast becoming a global leader in green hydrogen production to support an energy transition from fossil fuels.
The Dutch Government recognizes that the development of green hydrogen is currently more expensive than other hydrogen technologies.
Costs associated with developing green hydrogen initiatives will reduce significantly as projects are scaled up, but today, subsidies are still necessary to bridge the cost gap.
The Netherlands and other European Countries such as Germany have committed to a range of dedicated schemes to support the growth of the sector until it moves closer to fossil parity.