Green Hydrogen

Shell goes bets big on wind to hydrogen

The development of a new 200 MW electrolysis-based hydrogen plant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Scheduled to start by 2023 and estimated to produce 50,000 – 60,000 kilograms of green hydrogen per day making it one of the largest commercial green hydrogen production facilities in the world.

An Australian engineering company, Worley, will provide early engineering services for the green hydrogen plant including integration with other assets such as offshore wind, pipelines, electrical grids, and Shell’s Pernis refinery.

As mentioned above, this will be green hydrogen and hence will be powered by renewable energy from an offshore wind farm that is currently in development. Shell is currently developing the 759 MW Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm offshore the Netherlands through the CrossWind consortium with Eneco. This is intended to be operational in 2023 and would generate at least 3.3 TWh per year. The wind farm is located some 18.5 kilometres off the Dutch west coast and will comprise 69 Siemens Gamesa 11 MW turbines. The green hydrogen produced will initially be used to decarbonize Shell’s nearby refinery in Pernis and support the industrial use of hydrogen in the heavy transportation industry.