The world’s first large scale Battolyser factory will be constructed in the port of Rotterdam to meet increasing demand for green hydrogen and electricity storage.
he 1 GW per annum Battolyser factory will be located in the M4H area, an industrial site in the heart of Rotterdam. The cost of developing the 14,000 m2 production site, complete with new office and laboratory facilities, is estimated to be about €100 million.
Once fully operational it will require some 700 directly employed staff plus create up to four times as many indirect jobs with supply chain partners.
This partnership will develop the first industrial green hydrogen equipment manufacturing facility in The Netherlands
said Mattijs Slee, CEO, Battolyser Systems.
The factory will open during the second half of 2024. A final investment decision is scheduled next year and requires private and public investments to compete internationally.
A Battolyser can produce hydrogen from solar and wind when power prices are low and provide electricity to the grid when prices are high. The system can alleviate grid congestion, enable the build-out of more solar and wind energy developments, and offer the lowest cost green hydrogen.
Companies in the port are already actively working on projects regarding production, imports, shipping, storage and use of green hydrogen. With this factory we add green hydrogen equipment manufacturing to that portfolio. This is of great value for the port’s ongoing efforts to decarbonize and facilitate sustainable industries for the future
added Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam.