Ørsted, Yara to set up 100-MW electrolyser for ammonia plant

The Borssele I&II offshore wind farm. Image by Ørsted (www.orsted.com)

October 5 (Renewables Now) - Danish wind power company Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) has teamed up with Norway’s Yara International ASA (OSE:YAR) to develop a 100-MW electrolyser and produce green hydrogen for the fertiliser producer’s ammonia production in the Netherlands.

The electrolyser, to be powered by energy coming from Ørsted’s offshore wind farms, will replace fossil fuel-based hydrogen to produce green ammonia at Yara’s plant in the Dutch town of Sluiskil.

Ørsted said the duo will seek public co-funding to develop and build the electrolyser facility. Depending on sufficient co-funding and a confirmed business case, the partners could take the final investment decision in late 2021 or early 2022, in which case the project could be operational in 2024/25.

If the project comes to fruition, the renewable hydrogen would generate some 75,000 tonnes of green ammonia per year, or around 10% of the capacity of one of the ammonia plants in Sluiskil.

Ørsted is nearing the inauguration of the 752-MW Borssele I&II offshore wind farm located close to the Sluiskil plant in Dutch waters.

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