Plug Power Inc. (Plug), a provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions, will build a 35-tons-per-day green hydrogen generation plant at Europe’s Port of Antwerp-Bruges.
Plug plans to build a 100-MW green hydrogen plant, using its own electrolyzer and liquefaction technology, and produce up to 12,500 tons (11,340 tonne) per year of liquid and gaseous green hydrogen for the European market.
Construction of the plant is expected to begin in 2023. Initial production of green hydrogen is expected in late 2024, with plant commissioning to take place in 2025.
Port of Antwerp-Bruges sits in a strategic location in Europe. At the center of the largest chemical industry cluster in Europe and close to the North Sea, it provides transportation connections to Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and France.
The site location provides the opportunity for a ready supply of electricity from onsite and site-adjacent wind turbines generating dozens of megawatts, with an electric interconnection point less than a mile away. In addition, the site offers water, road, rail, and pipeline access for the delivery of green hydrogen to customers. An open-access hydrogen pipeline will be built along the site.