General – Hydrogen Plant
The Port of Rotterdam Authority is developing an 11ha site on the Maasvlakte suitable for the construction of a very large green hydrogen plant.
The reason is the tender for the IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm later this year.
In the procedure for plot Beta, the Minister for Climate and Energy is encouraging companies to smartly integrate much of the wind energy into the energy system. The production of hydrogen directly on the coast is a logical solution, as it avoids additional load on the high-voltage network.
The wind farm and hydrogen plant should be ready around 2028.
Several companies have plans to realise a total of some 1,350 MW (1.35 GW) of electrolysis in Rotterdam. The ambition of the Port Authority is to achieve 2 to 2.5 GW of electrolysis by 2030. That will be within reach with this development. The national government is aiming for 4 GW nationwide by 2030.