MHI, Shell, Vattenfall and Wärme Hamburg sign letter of intent for hydrogen project

07 Feb 2021

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Shell, Vattenfall and municipal company Wärme Hamburg have signed a letter of intent to plan how they can jointly produce hydrogen from wind and solar power at Vattenfall’s Moorburg power plant site in Hamburg and utilise the hydrogen in its vicinity.

In addition to the construction of a scalable electrolyser with an initial output of 100MW, the further development of the site into a so-called 'Green Energy Hub' is planned. This includes the exploration of the extent to which the existing infrastructure of the Moorburg location can be used for the production of energy from renewable sources.

Subject to future investment decisions and according to the current state of planning, once the site has been cleared the production of green hydrogen is anticipated in the course of 2025. This would make the electrolyser one of the largest plants in Europe.

The partners intend to apply for funding under the EU programme Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI).

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