Shell Nederland BV and Shell Overseas Investments BV, subsidiaries of Shell plc, made the final investment decision to build Holland Hydrogen I, the largest renewable hydrogen plant in Europe once operational in 2025.
Up to 60,000 kilograms of renewable hydrogen will be produced per day by the 200MW electrolyser on the Tweede Maasvlakte in Rotterdam.
An offshore wind farm owned by Shell called Hollandse Kust (noord) will provide the renewable energy for the electrolyser.
Hydrogen produced from renewable sources will be sent to Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam via the HyTransPort pipeline1, where it will replace gray hydrogen. Petrol, diesel, and jet fuel will be partially decarbonized as a result. Hydrogen can also be directed towards heavy-duty trucks and refueling networks as they enter the market and refueling networks grow.
“Holland Hydrogen I demonstrates how new energy solutions can work together to meet society’s need for cleaner energy. It is also another example of Shell’s own efforts and commitment to become a net-zero emissions business by 2050,” said Anna Mascolo, Executive Vice President, and Emerging Energy Solutions at Shell.
According to Shell, the approval of Holland Hydrogen I is an important milestone not only for the Netherlands, as a leader in the hydrogen economy, but for Shell as well.