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RWE Announces Plans for 200-MWe Green Hydrogen Plant in Scotland

German energy group RWE AG on Tuesday announced a project for a 200-MWe green hydrogen production plant in Scotland, with UK-based chemicals group Ineos secured as the first off-taker of the future output.

The facility will be built in the town of Grangemouth and will be adjacent to Ineos’ local complex. It is currently planned to produce up to 3.6 tonnes of hydrogen per hour with an option for a potential three-time increase in the electrolyser capacity in the future, a press release says.

Grangemouth Green Hydrogen is scheduled to become operational by 2029.

RWE said it has already completed concept, feasibility and pre-front-end engineering design (FEED) studies and has secured a grid connection. The company is currently shortlisting electrolyser suppliers and is set to proceed towards a planning application.

“This perfectly augments our project to develop a low-carbon (blue) hydrogen production unit at Grangemouth, with the CO2 exported deep underground in the North Sea via the Acorn transport and storage system. Together these projects support delivery of our net zero roadmap and place Grangemouth at the heart of Scotland’s future hydrogen economy,” said Colin Pritchard, sustainability director at Ineos Grangemouth.

RWE currently has about 480 MW of installed renewable capacity across 26 sites in Scotland, plus 100 MW of onshore wind parks under construction.


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