Vattenfall, Shell, Mitsubishi and Hamburg’s municipal heat supplier Hamburg Wärme are planning to build one of the largest electrolysers in Europe on the site of the former Moorburg coal-fired power plant with a capacity of 100 MW, signalling a shift towards green hydrogen production in Europe. 

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Michael Westhagemann, Minister for Economy and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, says, “There is no better location in Hamburg for a scalable electrolyser of this size. Via the 380 kV connection and the connection to Brunsbüttel, we have direct access to the supply of green electricity from wind power – and thus the possibility of actually producing green hydrogen in relevant quantities. With this announcement, a big step will be taken towards a long-term decarbonisation of the port and a competitive hydrogen economy in the metropolitan region of Hamburg and I congratulate the partners on this forward-looking project.”

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