Green hydrogen: HyCC to construct 500 MW plant in Amsterdam

HyCC green hydrogen

Hydrogen company HyCC has launched Project H2era to construct a 500-megawatt green hydrogen plant in the Amsterdam port area.

“The use of green hydrogen is crucial to reduce emissions from industries such as steel, chemicals and aviation,” says Marcel Galjee, Managing Director of HyCC. “With the H2era project, we can produce an important part of the hydrogen locally and lay the foundation for a sustainable hydrogen economy.”

HyCC aims to start operations of the new plant in the Amsterdam port area in 2027. HyCC and the Port of Amsterdam have completed a first feasibility study. HyCC did not reveal its investment plan for the green hydrogen project.

H2era will produce green hydrogen and oxygen from renewable electricity and water in a process called electrolysis. Discussions are underway with various parties to use the hydrogen for the decarbonization of industries in the region.

“500 megawatt of green hydrogen production is an enormous asset for the regional hydrogen economy. With this project, the Port of Amsterdam strengthens its position as a frontrunner in the transition to a sustainable, circular economy,” Dorine Bosman, Chief Investment Officer of the Port of Amsterdam, said in a news statement.

HyCC is also working with Port of Amsterdam and Tata Steel on a 100 megawatt plant at the site of Tata Steel IJmuiden, called project H2ermes.