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Nel awarded contracts for hydrogen electrolysis projects in Germany and Norway

| By Mary Bailey

Nel ASA (Oslo, Norway) recently announced a pair of contracts in Europe related to electrolysis-based hydrogen production.

Nel subsidiary Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser AS has agreed with HH2E for a FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) study and a Letter of Intent for two 60-MW electrolyzer plants in Germany. The FEED will commence after a firm purchase order is made, and the parties intend to conclude a contract for electrolyzer equipment within the first half of 2023.

HH2E’s two 60 MW plants will be among the largest green-hydrogen production plants in Europe announced to date. Both facilities are in the first phase and can be significantly expanded. The hydrogen will be used for industrial applications, transportation, and heat. In total, HH2E is aiming for 4 GW of electrolyzer capacity in Germany by 2030.

Nel also signed an agreement with Europe’s largest supplier of renewable energy, Statkraft, for delivery of 40 MW of electrolyzer equipment, and will thus collaborate to create a strong value chain for production of green hydrogen in Norway.

Statkraft recently placed a purchase order for 40 MW of alkaline electrolyser equipment from Nel. The electrolyser stacks will be produced at Nel’s manufacturing plant at Herøya and used for the production of renewable hydrogen in one of Statkraft’s many hydrogen projects.

As Europe’s largest supplier of renewable energy, Statkraft has the ambition to accelerate its annual development rate to 4 GW of new power production per year and to add 2 GW of renewable hydrogen production by 2030. In Norway Statkraft will strengthen its efforts in developing new renewable power production as well as flexibility within hydropower and wind power both on- and offshore.