Belgium – Alfa Laval joins forces with key industry partners in a landmark project to develop and build the world’s first 10 MW green hydrogen production facility offshore in the North Sea, off the coast of Belgium.
By 2026, the facility is expected to start producing pure hydrogen. One of the key factors in 2050 being able to achieve net-zero carbon emissions worldwide is hydrogen. The new cooperation is setting the bar for green hydrogen generation offshore in order to maximize the use of wind energy and reduce energy losses. Alfa Laval will supply gasketed plate heat exchangers and its cutting-edge, low-energy water filtration system that makes use of heat produced by electrolysers.
The HOPE (Hydrogen Offshore Production for Europe) initiative is a turning point for the development of renewable energy. HOPE is about to start implementation as the largest offshore project of its sort in the world, with the production unit and export and distribution infrastructure planned to go active in the middle of 2026.
The collaboration brings together the cumulative experience and knowledge of all nine partner organizations and serves as a true flagship initiative for the European Commission and the Clean Hydrogen Partnership. HOPE consortium partners include Alfa Laval, Lhyfe, Plug, EDP NEW, POM West-Vlaanderen, CEA, Strohm, DWR eco, and ERM – Element Energy.