The Dutch energy provider Eneco has applied for a permit to construct a large-scale green hydrogen plant in the port of Rotterdam (the Netherlands). The ‘Eneco Electrolyzer’, as the utility will be called, is scheduled for 2026, and the hydrogen plant should be put into operation in 2029.
The Dutch utility will use electricity from solar and wind farms to power the electrolyzer and produce up to 80 000 tons of green hydrogen annually for industrial customers. The green fuel will initially go for the industrial sector, which currently relies mainly on natural gas.
The facility will share some infrastructure with Eneco’s combined cycle gas turbine complex within Rotterdam’s Europoort industrial area.
The hydrogen project is aligned with Eneco’s goal to make its operations and those of its customers climate-neutral by 2035. The plan also supports its home country’s target to reach 4 GW green hydrogen production capacity by the decade’s end.