Wood will apply its decades of hydrogen expertise and breadth of project implementation capabilities to develop the new 100MW plant – the first large-scale commercial green hydrogen production facility in Norway. The plant is targeting continuous production of around 45 tonnes of green hydrogen per day.
Gen2 Energy is a Norwegian company dedicated to developing, building, owning and operating an integrated value chain for green hydrogen. The company targets having several large-scale production facilities for green hydrogen, making it easy and cost efficient for consumers to adapt to green hydrogen.
The award follows Wood’s initial conceptualisation of the plant as well as other production facilities that Gen2 Energy is developing to accelerate the distribution of hydrogen produced in Norway via zero-emission renewable energy to the UK and across Europe.
Owing to good access to low-priced electricity, Mosjøen in Vefsn municipality in northern Norway is ideal for large-scale production of green hydrogen.
Lars Fredrik Bakke, Wood’s Vice President of Norway, said the delivery of large-scale production facilities will play a critical role in enabling a transition to a lower carbon energy mix.
Jonas Meyer, CEO of Gen2 Energy, said rhe contract with Wood represents a milestone in Gen2 Energy’s targeted work to realise large-scale production of green hydrogen in Norway.
He said, “In close collaboration with Wood, we will build a facility that turns green hydrogen into a commercial product for markets in Norway and northern Europe.”
This contract will be delivered by Wood’s existing teams in Norway, with support from the company’s global experts from within its operations and projects business units. Wood will execute the FEED study jointly with personnel from Gen2 Energy.