Thyssenkrupp installs Shell’s green hydrogen facility in port of Rotterdam


The NetherlandsThyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers has signed a supply contract with Shell for the large-scale project ‘Hydrogen Holland I’ in the Dutch port of Rotterdam.

Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers will engineer, procure, and build a 200 MW electrolysis plant based on their large-scale 20 MW alkaline water electrolysis module under the contract. The first construction work on the electrolyzers is expected to begin in the spring of 2022. Shell’s final investment decision to build the ‘Holland Hydrogen I’ is expected in 2022, with production set to begin in 2024.


The “Hydrogen Holland I” hydrogen project facility will be centered on a 2 hectare hall the size of three football fields. Green hydrogen will be produced for industry and transportation, with electricity coming from the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (Noord) via origin guarantees. The hydrogen can be transported via a pipeline that will run approximately 40 kilometers from the plant to Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam. Net zero is the plant’s top priority: reusable construction materials will be used wherever possible, and solar panels will be integrated into the plant’s exterior walls. Once fully operational, the factory will be open to select visitors.

Green hydrogen

Green hydrogen is a critical component of the energy transition toward long-term decarbonization. Countries accounting for more than 80% of global GDP are expected to enter the hydrogen economy with a dedicated hydrogen strategy by 2025. As a global technology leader in green hydrogen, Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers helps its customers achieve net zero emissions and a carbon-free industry.