Shell Partnering with Worley on Renewable Hydrogen Plant to Decarbonize Shell Energy and Chemicals Park

March 12, 2024
Holland Hydrogen I is projected to be operational in 2025, and once online, Shell and Worley claim it will be Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant

Shell has awarded service contracts to Worley, an Australian engineering company, to support the construction of a renewable hydrogen plant – the Holland Hydrogen I – in the Port of Rotterdam.

Under these contracts, Worley will provide detailed design, procurement, and construction management support services, including the integration needed with key vendors and other assets such as offshore wind, pipelines, and electrical grids. 

The hydrogen plant will feature a 200 MW electrolyzer capable of producing up to 60,000 kg of renewable hydrogen per day. The electrolyzer will be powered by the Hollandse Kust wind farm – currently under construction and partly owned by Shell.

Holland Hydrogen I's renewable hydrogen will be supplied to Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam through the HyTransPort pipeline. The facility will use the hydrogen to replace some of the grey hydrogen used at the refinery and partially decarbonize its production of energy products, such as jet fuel.

“Holland Hydrogen I… is another example of Shell’s own efforts and commitment to become a net-zero emissions business by 2050. Renewable hydrogen will play a pivotal role in the energy system of the future, and this project is an important step in helping hydrogen fulfill that potential,” said Anna Mascolo, EVP of Emerging Energy Solutions at Shell.

Holland Hydrogen I is projected to be operational in 2025, and once online, Shell and Worley claim it will be Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant.