November 25 (Renewables Now) – Belgium-based hydrogen firm Tree Power Options (TES) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with German utility EWE to construct a 500-MW electrolyser on the inexperienced power hub within the Wilhelmshaven port, Germany.
TES introduced the MoU on Friday, saying that its proposed Wilhelmshaven hub on the North Sea Value can accommodate as much as 2 GW of electrolysis capability plugged into renewable sources corresponding to offshore wind to supply inexperienced hydrogen. TES and EWE plan to put in 500 MW at first and probably add one other unit to succeed in a complete capability of 1 GW, in accordance with the announcement.
Each corporations shall be concerned within the design, building and operation of the electrolysis plant and profit from synergies, amongst others, utilizing oxygen from the response in different inexperienced power processes, TES stated.
The electrolyser may begin operations in 2028.
TES chosen Wilhelmshaven as it’s Germany’s solely deep-water port. It is usually situated to shut to present onshore wind farms and offshore wind tasks deliberate within the German North Sea. The agency’s inexperienced power hub there may be designed to grow to be half manufacturing web site and half dock that can deal with imports of hydrogen and different inexperienced gases produced in nations with loads of renewable power assets.
TES expects to take the ultimate funding resolution on the hub venture across the finish of 2023.