thyssenkrupp to install 2-plus GW of electrolysers for NEOM

Air Products awards new contract

Click to learn more. Dr. Samir J. Serhan, Air Products COO (left) and Denis Krude, CEO of thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers (right) sign the new contract. Source: thyssenkrupp.

thyssenkrupp will engineer, procure and fabricate a 2 GW+ electrolysis plant at the NEOM project in Saudi Arabia, based on their 20 MW alkaline water electrolysis module. NEOM, ACWA Power and Air Products will own and operate the plant, which is scheduled to start production in 2026. Hydrogen from the facility will be used to make ammonia for export to global markets. First announced in 2020, the NEOM project will initially be powered by 4 GW of wind, solar and battery storage, with significant expansions planned.

With our large-scale standard module size and gigawatt cell manufacturing capacity per year (together with our Joint Venture partner De Nora) we are able to deliver large capacity projects today

Denis Krude, CEO of thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers in their official press release, 13 Dec 2021

Electrolysers at the Port of Rotterdam

Last week thyssenkrupp was awarded another electrolyser contract – this one for Shell’s 200 MW, ‘Holland Hydrogen I’ project at the Port of Rotterdam. Although the wind-powered plant will be significantly smaller in scale than NEOM (and with produced hydrogen destined for local industrial & transport applications), production is scheduled to start in 2024. Successful design & construction will demonstrate thyssenkrupp’s ability to lead electrolyser deployment at both ends of the scale: integration of smaller green plants into existing ports & industrial hubs, and new build, GW-scale export projects.

The center of the “Hydrogen Holland I” hydrogen project facility will be a hall, covering 2 hectares, the size of three football fields. Green hydrogen will be produced for industry and the transport sector, with electricity coming from offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (Noord), by means of guarantees of origin. The hydrogen can be transported through a pipeline with a length of about 40 kilometers that will run from the plant to Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam. Net zero is a number one priority for the plant: Reusable construction materials will be applied wherever possible and solar panels will be incorporated in the outside walls of the plant.

Plant details for ‘Holland Hydrogen I’, from thyssenkrupp’s official press release, 10 Jan 2022
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