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Alliander, a Dutch energy company, chose Green Hydrogen Systems (GHS) to supply the electrolyzers for a large-scale Power-to-X pilot project in the Netherlands.
The project, now under construction at the Ecomunitypark in Oosterwolde, will be operated in collaboration with solar-farm developer GroenLeven. The project will use electrolyzers to convert excess solar or wind energy into hydrogen. The converted green hydrogen will then be stored and sold for use in transportation, industry, heating and other sectors.
Initially, the contract covers the supply of three standardized GHS HyProvide A90 electrolyzers with a combined capacity of 1.4 MW. The hydrogen produced will be compressed and stored at 300 bar in a tube trailer for later use. As GHS electrolyzers are standardized units that can be combined for multi-MW production, Alliander will be able to meet any subsequent need to scale by adding additional HyProvide units to the initial cluster of three.
For GHS, the Alliander agreement comes soon after a contract with Siemens-Gamesa was signed in September 2020. Like the Alliander pilot, the Siemens-Gamesa project will test the Power-to-X concept, but using wind instead of solar energy.
Founded in 2007, Green Hydrogen Systems provides standardized and modular electrolyzers that produce green hydrogen using renewable energy. The company’s technology is already in use in Northern Europe, with the rapidly emerging OEM segment as a particular focus of future growth. Backed by growing revenue and a major investment from Nordic Alpha Partners granted in the Autumn of 2019, the company said it is aggressively scaling its operations.