ABB has been contracted by Danish company H2 Energy Esbjerg ApS to provide basic electrical engineering for its 1 GW hydrogen production facility in Esbjerg, Denmark. The plant is expected to produce up to 90,000 tons of hydrogen per year, making it the largest green hydrogen plant in Europe.
The hydrogen produced at the plant will be used to support the decarbonization of heavy industry and road transportation. It may also be used for the production of green e-fuels like methanol and ammonia.
ABB’s scope of work includes the design and engineering of the electrical power distribution system for the electrolyzers and other process equipment at the plant. ABB will also provide support for the commissioning and start-up of the plant.
The project by H2 Energy Esbjerg ApS is expected to create up to 60 permanent jobs and supply enough green hydrogen to meet the annual fuel consumption demands of more than 10,000 trucks, around half of all trucks in Denmark, and for heavy industry.
The International Energy Agency’s Global Hydrogen Review1 says the pipeline of projects for the production of low-emission hydrogen is growing at an impressive speed and it could reach up to 24 Mt per year by 2030, if all projects are realized.
The development of the largest green hydrogen plant in Europe is a significant milestone in the transition to a clean energy future. The plant will help to reduce Denmark’s reliance on fossil fuels and support the decarbonization of its economy.
ABB’s involvement in the project is also significant. The company’s expertise in electrical engineering and power distribution will be essential to the success of the project. The project is also expected to create jobs and boost the local economy.