Project H2era in Amsterdam is one of Europe’s largest green hydrogen projects and a major step forward in the development of the regional hydrogen economy to help decarbonize industry and mobility.
H2era is a planned 500 megawatt green hydrogen plant in the Port of Amsterdam, to be realized by HyCC in 2027. Located right next to important industries and in between the Netherlands’ biggest airport and only steel factory, H2era will be in the heart of the region’s energy transition.
Discussions are underway with various parties to use the hydrogen for the decarbonization of industries in the region. In addition, the hydrogen can be used for green mobility in cases where electricity is not practical, such as shipping or heavy transport.
H2era will split water into hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis based on sustainable electricity. The factory will be connected to offshore wind via TenneT's high-voltage network, preventing congestion on the local (low and medium voltage) grids.
The new factory can operate flexibly and automatically adjust production to the available electricity from offshore wind: when the wind is strong, a lot of hydrogen will be produced, and when the wind is less, production will be scaled back. In this way, H2era contributes to keeping the electricity grid stable.