Romania's Hidroelectrica plans 50MW hydrogen plant on the Danube

Source: Hidroelectrica tender notice

BUCHAREST (Romania), December 28 (SeeNews) - Romanian majority state-owned hydro power producer Hidroelectrica is seeking consultants to draft a feasibility study for the construction of a 50MW green hydrogen production plant near the Portile de Fier gorge on the Danube, it said.

Hidroelectrica aims to produce green hydrogen using a hydrolyzer which will use water from the Danube and renewable energy generated by a dedicated photovoltaic park as resources, the company announced in a tender notice published in Romania's electronic system for public procurement, SEAP, on December 22

The feasibility study will have to assess whether it is possible to connect the hydrogen production facility directly to the Portile de Fier II hydro power plant as a back-up to the photovoltaic park.

The hydrogen production plant will be located on the Ostrovu Mare village in Mehedinti county. The deadline for submitting offers is December 28.

Hidroelectrica is 80.06%-owned by the Romanian state, investment fund Fondul Proprietatea holds the remaining interest of 19.94%. The company has 209 hydro power plants with a total installed capacity of 6,482 MW in its portfolio.

Russian oil and gas conglomerate Lukoil said last week that it has signed a memorandum of intent with Rusatom Overseas, part of the Rosatom Group, regarding production and supply of green hydrogen at the Petrotel-Lukoil refinery in Ploiesti, southern Romania.

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