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Battolyser Systems to build 1GW factory in the Port of Rotterdam

To be in the M4H area of the port, the 14,000m2 production site is estimated to cost approximately €100m ($104.2m) and is hoped to offer 700 direct jobs once operational.

The company says its Battolyser can produce hydrogen from solar and wind when power prices are low and provide electricity to the grid when prices are high

 

Mattijs Slee, CEO of Battolyser Systems, commented, “The factory allows us to deliver Battolysers at industrial scale and affordable prices...A Net Zero world will require between 5,000 and 10,000GW of installed electrolyser capacity. The electrolyser supply chain is a huge opportunity for The Netherlands to develop new sustainable industries that can support our energy transition needs and offer export products to world.”

 

The move augments the port’s recent green ammonia announcement for the ACE terminal and initially use Gasunie’ s existing tank storage capacity.

A new quay wall will be built on the undeveloped bank at the easternmost end of EMO’s deep sea quay wall. EMO stores dry bulk in the open here, but that is unlikely to be affected as the ammonia pipelines are most likely to run alongside those of Gasunie’s natural gas jetty.

“Rotterdam positions itself as Europe's Hydrogen Hub and new sustainable industries are welcome to help realize the transition taking place in Rotterdam. We need companies like Battolyser Systems, and we believe that the port is the ideal place for its first large-scale factory,” says Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam.

Germany and the Netherlands are currently the 1st and 2nd largest hydrogen consumers in Europe. Both have giga-scale plans for green hydrogen that will be consumed in or by the port of Rotterdam.

“The Battolyser plant is expected to become an anchor for a new platform of companies committed to building a sustainable equipment manufacturing supply chain,” said Castelein. “Companies in the port are already actively working on projects related to the production, import, shipping, storage and use of green hydrogen. 

With this factory we add the production of green hydrogen equipment to that portfolio. This is of great value to the port's ongoing efforts to decarbonize and facilitate sustainable industries for the future.”

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