Eurus Energy, a Japanese wind power company, has obtained licences to construct a 20 MW electrolyser facility in the Netherlands. The project will generate green hydrogen for the industry hub, Chemie Park Delfzijl, in the region of Groningen. The Japanese company is completing the project’s design and contracts through its subsidiary Eurus Energy Europe BV while preparing for an investment decision in 2024.

The project, known as Oosterhorn Hydrogen, is scheduled to commence commercial operations in 2025. Once operational, it will be combined with the adjacent 38.7 MW Windpark Mondriaan, owned by Eurus. According to the company, the plant’s green hydrogen will be used to power nearby businesses and will relieve pressure on the area’s electricity system.

In April 2023, National Grid and TenneT unveiled plans for LionLink, an innovative cross-border direct current cable that will connect offshore wind between the UK and the Netherlands. The LionLink project is a multi-purpose or hybrid interconnector that will connect up to 2 GW of offshore wind capacity between the British and Dutch electricity systems.

REGlobal’s Views: Green hydrogen has emerged as a popular decarbonisation avenue for energy intensive industries. To this end, there are various projects coming up in Netherlands. The country aims to have about 4 GW of electrolysis capacity by 2030. Further, it has incentives in place and a tender is also planned to promote uptake in this space.