Lhyfe, a global leader in renewable green hydrogen production, has triumphed in the call for proposals initiated by Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port.
The port’s ambitious goal is to establish a robust green hydrogen production and distribution facility, fostering a monumental shift towards a low-carbon economic model.
Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port’s forward-looking vision focuses on a new era of low-carbon economic practices, breaking free from the shackles of fossil fuel dependency. The call for proposals, initiated in November 2022, aimed to allocate prime land in Montoir-de-Bretagne, at the core of the port’s industrial and logistics hub, for an industrial renewable hydrogen production venture. By choosing to embrace hydrogen, the port aspires to stimulate the growth of the hydrogen industry within the region.
Securing the bid, Lhyfe now embarks on constructing an industrial unit with an impressive production capacity of up to 85 tonnes per day of green and renewable hydrogen, facilitated by an electrolysis capacity of 210 MW. Situated in the north of the bulk port terminal, the operational target for this groundbreaking site is set for 2028. Lhyfe, recognized for its innovative electrolysis of water powered by renewable energy, currently operates one site since 2021 and has seven more under construction across Europe.
The pivotal objective of this project is the decarbonization of the expansive industrial port complex and maritime transport. This initiative seamlessly aligns with the “Low Carbon Industrial Zone” (ZIBaC) development program, supported by key stakeholders like the Association des Industriels Loire Estuaire (AILE), Saint-Nazaire Agglomération, the Estuaire and Sillon areas, and the Pays de la Loire Region. The overarching ambition is to mold the Loire Estuaire territory into a dynamic low-carbon energy hub, with the Lhyfe project acting as a catalyst for accelerated energy transition within the industrial port area of the Loire estuary.