Uniper hires Plug to design 100 MW electrolyzer for Maasvlakte site in Port of Rotterdam

Uniper has chosen Plug Power to design the electrolyzer technology for its Maasvlakte site in the Port of Rotterdam.

Uniper will start up 100 MW of Plug electrolysis capacity at the Maasvlakte Energy Hub by 2026, and will thereafter quickly increase that capacity to 500 MW by 2030 at the latest.

With Uniper’s approval of the FID, Plug will deliver 10 prefabricated proton exchange membrane electrolyzer arrays for H2Maasvlakte, the company’s flagship project. Plug’s established stack electrolyzer technology was chosen by Uniper.

The Rotterdam Harbor area, which includes the Maasvlakte, is the greatest carbon emitting industrial concentration in the Netherlands. The region released 23,4 Mton CO2 in 2021. By itself, decarbonizing this region would greatly advance the Dutch government’s broader goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050.

Plug creates the electrolysis technology for this project as part of the H2Maasvlakte Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study which is now being done by Uniper with Technip Energies. The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate’s Topsector Energy (TSE) subsidies are helping to fund the FEED study. The H2Maasvlakte electrolyzer technology from Plug will be produced in both the European Union and the United States.

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