Air Products plans second liquid hydrogen plant in Rotterdam


The Netherlands – Air Products plans to start building a second hydrogen liquefaction plant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The company’s existing liquid hydrogen factory in Botlek, the Netherlands, will be supplemented by this new supply. The facility is expected to treble Europe’s existing liquid hydrogen capacity once it goes into service in 2025.

The plant’s liquid hydrogen output will be used to meet rising needs from the high-tech sector and the transportation sector. It will help get Europe to carbon neutrality by 2050 by reducing the carbon footprint of heavy-duty vehicles.

Prior agreement

Prior in the year, Air Products and Gunvor Petroleum Rotterdam reached an agreement to build a green hydrogen import terminal in the port city. Overall, the project’s indirect economic effects are estimated to be valued between EUR 260 and 425 million.

Air Products is planning to construct a green hydrogen import terminal at the Gunvor site in Europoort Rotterdam, one of several potential locations in Europe. Hydrogen produced from green ammonia will be sold in European markets such as the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium.