VoltH2 is preparing the construction of a green hydrogen plant in North Sea Port. To this end, it signed a cooperation agreement to realize this in Vlissingen.
VoltH2 BV has signed a cooperation agreement in preparation of a long-term concession contract with North Sea Port for an industrial plot of 27,950 m2 in Vlissingen. The company has started planning and developing the construction of a green hydrogen plant with storage, refueling and distribution capabilities. The agreement also provides for the possible construction of a pipeline to a tanker offtake point.
Expandable to four times the production
VoltH2 envisages the construction of a 25 MW electrolysis unit using proven commercially available technology. The factory will produce up to 3.6 million kg (3,600 tonnes) of green hydrogen annually. Through the integration of hydrogen storage, local filling stations can also be supplied and the power station thus contributes to making North Sea Port more sustainable. Due to its design, the green hydrogen plant will also be expandable to 100 MW with a potential production of 14.4 million kg (14,400 tons) of green hydrogen per year.
The location is accessible by road, rail and waterways for the supply and distribution of green hydrogen in the wider area or to the gas network. The investment for the first phase is estimated at 35 million euros, in the following years it will rise to more than 100 million euros.
The location in Vlissingen is strategically located next to the existing Sloe gas power plant and close to other important industrial companies that will also use green hydrogen in the future in addition to gray and blue hydrogen. VoltH2 is also investigating the feasibility of a truck transport point solely for the use of hydrogen.
“With the signing of this agreement with North Sea Port for our first site in Vlissingen, we are giving the starting shot for the expansion of VoltH2,” says Andre Jurres, founder and General Manager of the company. “We thank North Sea Port for the cooperation and support in this preparatory phase so that we can take this first step in the development of a green hydrogen hub in Vlissingen.”
Green hydrogen hub
“The idea of using available commercial green hydrogen is one of the keys in the global energy transition to reduce the use of fossil fuels and is quickly becoming an economic reality. The COVID-19 crisis is bringing the focus to a CO2-free economy as we see how quickly nature is responding positively to the slowdown in economic activity, ”says André Jurres. The Netherlands has medium and long-term climate goals, including green hydrogen, to reduce its CO2 footprint by 49% by 2030 and by 95% by 2050.
North Sea Port, Energy Port
Daan Schalck, CEO North Sea Port: “This investment by VoltH2 in a green hydrogen factory is in line with the energy transition that North Sea Port is pursuing with many partners. The port can also develop further as an Energy Port. The power station also makes it possible to further develop North Sea Port as a multimodal port by transporting hydrogen by road, rail and water. ”
“VoltH2 is already in talks with parties about the supply of green power to the site, including long-term purchase contracts. Other potential partners who provide green hydrogen for their future needs are always welcome ”, says Andre Jurres.
VoltH2 is a private company with headquarters in the Netherlands and founded by André Jurres through his holding company Volt Energy BV André Jurres has established and expanded companies such as Essent Belgium, NPG Energy and Volt Energy since the beginning of the liberalization of the energy market. VoltH2 focuses on the development and exploitation of green hydrogen infrastructure projects in Northwestern Europe.