Fortum Chooses Stargate’s Hydrogen Alkaline Electrolyser System for Hydrogen Production in Finland

By June 17, 2024 2   min read  (411 words)

June 17, 2024 |

Fortum Loviisa plant Image

Helsinki, Finland– Fortum will build a hydrogen production plant in Loviisa, 90km east of Finland’s capital, Helsinki.  The plant will be equipped with Stargate’s novel electrolyser and will be located near Fortum’s Loviisa nuclear power plant, at Kalla test center. The construction is set to begin in the summer of 2024, and the plant is scheduled to be commissioned in late 2025.

At the plant, hydrogen will be produced with Stargate’s Hydrogen novel alkaline electrolyser system called Gateway200. With a capacity of 1MW, the system will utilise electricity from the main grid and the household water source. A hydrogen filling station will be built in connection with the plant for delivering the hydrogen to industrial customers. The plant will serve as a blueprint and testing bed for larger projects in Fortum´s pipeline.

Marko Virkebau, Stargate’s Hydrogen CEO commented: “We are proud to collaborate with Fortum on this exciting project in Loviisa. Our Gateway 1MW alkaline electrolyser system is designed to meet the demands of industrial-scale green hydrogen production and will enable Fortum to harvest the potential of hydrogen. We are also looking forward to supporting Fortum on the next steps of their hydrogen roadmap.”

The Kalla test center is funded entirely from Fortum’s R&D funds and is expected to be in operation for around two years between 2025 and 2028. The total R&D cost of the pilot project is around EUR 17 million. According to Fortum’s strategy, the company will stepwise explore hydrogen through small-scale projects in the Nordics.


About Fortum

Fortum is a Nordic energy company. Our purpose is to power a world where people, businesses and nature thrive together. We are one of the cleanest energy producers in Europe and our actions are guided by our ambitious environmental targets. We generate and deliver clean energy reliably and help industries to decarbonise their processes and grow. Our core operations in the Nordics comprise of efficient, CO2-free power generation as well as reliable supply of electricity and district heat to private and business customers. For our ~5 000 employees, we commit to be a safe, and inspiring workplace. Fortum’s share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

About Stargate Hydrogen

Stargate Hydrogen is a leading innovator in the field of sustainable energy solutions, dedicated to advancing the production and utilization of green hydrogen through cutting-edge ceramic-based electrolysis technology.


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