Shell wants to build the largest green hydrogen factory in the world on Maasvlakte 2, desgined by Kraaijvanger – Netherlands.
Shell wants to build the largest green hydrogen factory in the world on Maasvlakte 2. Shell and architect Kraaijvanger announced the official design for this installation. The compact factory is designed in such a way that it not only blends in with the environment, but also does not burden the environment.
Vincent van der Meulen, architect and project manager at Kraaijvanger.
On the contrary, in fact.
“The water and air that the factory uses in the production of green hydrogen are even purified before they leave the factory. A ‘zero-carbon footprint’ is the starting point.”
The intention is to build the Holland Hydrogen I as much as possible from reusable building materials, such as sustainable wood, eco flax wool and vegetable paint. Converted 20 basketball courts of solar panels will be processed in the outside of the hydrogen factory. Once in operation, Holland Hydrogen I produces up to 60 thousand tons of green hydrogen per year.
The green hydrogen factory will be open to visitors. Information boards explain how the green hydrogen is made and where it goes.
Lijs Groenendaal, Shell’s Business Opportunity Manager Holland Hydrogen.
Holland Hydrogen I will probably be commissioned in 2024.
“And that will be the real starting signal for the promising green hydrogen economy in the Netherlands.”
Meet the Holland Hydrogen
Shell wants to build the largest green hydrogen plant in the world near Rotterdam, on the Tweede Maasvlakte. On Thursday 11 November, Shell and Kraaijvanger architects announced the official design for this installation. It will be a compact factory, designed in such a way that it blends in with its surroundings and will not be harmful to the environment.
“On the contrary,” says Vincent van der Meulen, architect and project leader at Kraaijvanger. “The water and air that the plant uses for the production of green hydrogen are purified before they leave the plant. A zero-carbon footprint is a main goal.”
Wherever possible reusable construction materials, such as sustainable wood, eco-flex wool and plant-based paint, will be used to give the Holland Hydrogen I its shape and function. Solar panels with a combined size equal to 20 basketball courts will be incorporated in the plant’s outside walls. Once operational, Holland Hydrogen I produces up to 60 thousand tonnes of green hydrogen a year.
GET TO KNOW: THE HOLLAND HYDROGEN I; November 11, 2021