Set to start immediately, H2 View understands the scope of the contract will see Technip deliver the full FEED package, including design of a large-scale water electrolysis system, the balance of plant, and site integration.

Uniper unveiled plans for the project, dubbed H2Maasvlakte in 2021, which is planned to gradually scaleup to a total electrolysis capacity of 500MW by 2030, with the initial 100MW expected to be commissioned in 2025.

Read more: Uniper, Port of Rotterdam Authority want to build green hydrogen plant in Maasvlakte

The project was recently nominated for the European Commission’s IPCEI Hy2Use programme, which has approved €5.2bn of public support for hydrogen value chain projects in 13 EU member states.

Read more: European Commission approves €5.2bn of public support for IPCEI Hy2Use programme

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According to Uniper, the project has received a ‘wide range’ of Letters of Support, Letters of Intent, and has concluded several Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) from renewable energy produces, OEMS, and hydrogen offtakers.

Axel Weitfeld, CEO of Uniper Hydrogen, said, “We are very proud to make this important step and progress to FEED on one of our flagship hydrogen projects in the Netherlands.

“The location of the project at our Maasvlakte site in the port of Rotterdam will play a key role producing hydrogen for industry using the synergies provided by Uniper’s current operations, while also enabling system integration for connecting renewable power at what will be a very busy location.

“We are very pleased to be working with Technip Energies, with whom we share the same values of being pioneers in enabling the energy transition with hydrogen.”

Laure, Mandroum, Senior Vice-President Carbon-free Solutions at Technip Energies, commented, “We are glad to have been selected by Uniper to deliver this flagship green hydrogen project. Through our shared ambition of pioneering the energy transition and providing sustainable energy, we are committed to support Uniper through the delivery of the FEED towards their final investment decision and the project execution.”