RWE enters new deals for Eemshydrogen project


RWE has signed a letter of intent with OCI N.V.’s production facility BioMCN on the supply of green hydrogen in the future, from its Eemshydrogen project.

RWE is developing Eemshydrogen, an innovative project for green hydrogen production at Eemshaven, to demonstrate the feasibility of an integrated hydrogen value chain with vast scaling potential.

In addition, RWE intends to provide green hydrogen to Evonik. Both companies in Delfzijl plan to use the green hydrogen in their business processes for making sustainable products. The amount of green hydrogen that RWE will supply to both companies is under evaluation.

The conclusion of the agreements is a next step for RWE in the development and realization of a 50 megawatts electrolyser, directly connected to RWE’s Westereems onshore wind farm in Eemshaven with an installed capacity of 162 MW.

Eemshydrogen is part of the necessary development of scaling up and cost reduction in the production of green hydrogen.

“Green hydrogen offers huge potential for the energy transition and for RWE, as well. We have the know-how and the renewables plants to produce green hydrogen ourselves. And thanks to our energy trading unit, we can operate electrolysers optimally in line with market’s requirements. Hydrogen plays an important role for the decarbonization of the industry sector, as not all industrial production processes are suitable for electrification. It is important to get the hydrogen economy moving quickly for the Netherlands and Europe to keep the competitive advantage in the global market place. RWE are determined to play an active part in creating a hydrogen economy.”

Roger Miesen, CEO RWE Generation.

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