Danish company H2 Energy Esbjerg, which is building major green hydrogen production site in the Scandinavian country, will cooperate with global specialist ABB for the basic electrical engineering within the plant. Indeed, the 1 GW plant is expected to produce 90,000 tons of green hydrogen per year, the equivalent of about 1.9 million barrels of oil per year.
The above mentioned PtX facility in Esbjerg, Denmark, scheduled to start operating by 2027, will convert renewable electricity from offshore wind into green hydrogen to support the decarbonization of heavy industry and road transportation. The hydrogen may also be used for the production of green e-fuels like methanol and ammonia.
ABB ‘indireclty’ engaged in hydrogen production
The project by H2 Energy Esbjerg ApS is expected to create up to 60 permanent jobs and supply enough green hydrogen to meet the annual fuel consumption demands of more than 10,000 trucks, around half of all trucks in Denmark, and for heavy industry.
“ABB is focused on supporting the EU’s priority to develop renewable hydrogen,” said Per-Erik Holsten, Head of Northern Europe at ABB Energy Industries. “We are increasingly active in the pioneering Power-to-X market which is essential in meeting global energy transition goals and achieving a low carbon society in the future.”
“It was important to collaborate with a company that has the knowledge of managing energy consumption and optimizing energy efficiency during green hydrogen production,” added Julian O’Connell, Project Director of H2 Energy Esbjerg ApS. “It is also critical to ensure we have a reliable and readily available supply of power to support operations at the distribution hub.”