The green hydrogen production company Lhyfe and the wind power developer wpd Offshore AB have agreed to establish and directly connect a plant for the production of green hydrogen to wpd’s planned offshore wind farm, Storgrundet, in Swedish Söderhamn.
“The goal is to achieve a total installed capacity of 600 MW, which makes the project one of the most ambitious green hydrogen projects announced in Sweden and Europe. The proposed facility is planned to be built in stages, starting in 2025, and is expected to be in full operation in connection with the commissioning of the Storgrundet wind farm, says Lhyfe.
“Electricity from offshore wind power used to produce green hydrogen is an attractive substitute for fossil energy and fuels in manufacturing processes and transport. The green hydrogen can supply both industry and the transport sector with fossil-free energy,” says Lhyfe.
The green hydrogen production plant will be close and connected to the Storgrundet wind farm to guarantee the source of green electricity. Lhyfe will design, build and run it together with wpd. The installed capacity planned for the Storgrundet offshore wind farm is 1 GW, which roughly corresponds to Forsmark’s nuclear power reactor no. 1. For optimal utilization of the hydrogen plant, the planned hydrogen production capacity is 600 MW for a production of approximately 240 tonnes per day, said Lhyfe.
Both the hydrogen plant and the wind farm will be jointly connected to the electricity grid, which enables optimization for the electricity market as well, which provides conditions for participation in the Swedish regulatory market through support services, Lhyfe added.
“The plant is planned to be located on an industrial site in Söderhamn municipality, in close proximity to the Storgrundet wind farm. The conditions for grid connection, access to green electricity and sufficient capacity in the initial phase are very good. This provides security for establishing production capacity for green hydrogen.
Lhyfe said that the potential for realizing the project on a full scale is linked to the development of further processing and / or the use of green hydrogen in the same area.
“The project also sees great potential for joining Nordic Hydrogen Backbone. The various industries and ongoing projects in the surrounding region represent many potential reductions for the renewable hydrogen that will be produced on site,” says the company.
Olle Hedberg, CEO of wpd Offshore Sweden: “Already during the feasibility study phase, both parties have seen great international interest from companies such as e-fuel producers and ammonia manufacturers – many international players in these areas are already looking to locate in We see interest in our plans in Söderhamn as a clear confirmation from the market that we are right out in both time and place. ”
Björn Santana Arvidsson, Area Manager Nordics & UK at Lhyfe: “It takes courage and ability to create such a big change with really large-scale green hydrogen production, as a natural connection to the Storgrundet project. Together we have both the courage and the capacity, and together with other partners, we can make an even greater impact in the implementation of the green transition. This significant project also confirms the French company Lhyfe’s strategic presence in the Swedish market, where the local team is already working on several other large-scale green hydrogen plant projects in the Nordic region. “