The electricity required by the electrolyser will be generated by a nearby wind farm. Delivery and installation of the electrolyser is scheduled for mid-2023. H-TEC Systems and GP Joule are thus building on their successful collaboration, including in the eFarm project in North Friesland.
The hydrogen production plant is to be built in Bremerhaven's Grauwallring industrial estate and is part of the HY.City.Bremerhaven hydrogen project initiated by GP Joule and Green Fuels GmbH. GP Joule is responsible for the construction and operation of the electrolysis plant.
From the Grauwallring, the green hydrogen will be delivered to a filling station at the depot of Bremerhaven Bus, the local bus company but the hydrogen filling station will also be open to other customers.
The project received funding approval from the German Federal Ministry of Transport in March as part of the ‘HyLand’ funding programme. HY.City.Bremerhaven is part of the hydrogen network project ‘Hyways for Future’, which covers the North-West metropolitan region from Oldenburg to Cuxhaven.
While many hydrogen development regions in Germany are still working on pilot studies, the Northwest is already moving ahead with implementation. The experience of the players from the eFarm project is a great help here. There, three of a total of five planned electrolysis units from H-TEC Systems are already in operation.
“The electrolyser order is a big step for the HY.City.Bremerhaven project” said André Steinau, Managing Director of GP Joule Hydrogen. “Our well-coordinated coordination and the reliable technology will help us to get the project on the home straight on time and to be able to offer regional green hydrogen in Bremerhaven in 2023. The fuel cell vehicles will help make the city quieter and cleaner.”
H-TEC Systems' PEM electrolysers incorporate 25 years of experience and development. Thanks to their high flexibility, they are particularly suitable for coupling with the fluctuating energy sources of wind and solar. Delivery of the entire unit in a compact container ensures that installation and commissioning at the installation site are quick and straightforward.
Image: Signing of the contract at the Hannover Messe (from left to right): Heinrich Gärtner, CTO GP Joule, André Steinau, Managing Director GP Joule Hydrogen, Frank Zimmermann, CFO H-TEC Systems and Marius Zasche, CTO H-TEC Systems.
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