Partnership agreement signed for SoutH2Port renewable hydrogen project in Sweden

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A partnership agreement has been signed for the development of the SoutH2Port renewable hydrogen project in Sweden. The agreement was signed between ABB, Lhyfe, and Skyborn. Together, the companies will spearhead the large-scale integration of offshore wind energy generation of hydrogen into the energy system in the SoutH2Port project.

ABB will utilize crucial expertise to optimize hydrogen and electricity production integration across the entire ecosystem. This includes automation, electrical, and digital technologies. ABB will also lead the development of scalable, commercial energy transition projects in and around the region.

According to the partners, the objective is to investigate ways to integrate Power-to-X conversion technologies. This converts renewably sourced electricity into carbon-neutral energy carriers like hydrogen and sorts the energy for later use.

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The SoutH2Port renewable hydrogen facility

Lhyfe and Skyborn on the other hand will run the new hydrogen manufacturing facility in Sweden’s municipality of Söderhamn.

The facility will be linked to the adjacent 1 GW Storgrundet offshore wind farm owned by Skyborn. It will also rank among the biggest renewable hydrogen producers in Europe. SoutH2Port renewable hydrogen facility will have an installed capacity of 600 MW. Furthermore, it is anticipated to have a daily production rate of 240 tonnes of hydrogen.

The development of additional processing and use of green hydrogen in the same region is related to the possibility of realizing the project at full scale. The initiative believes a connection to the Nordic Hydrogen Backbone has enormous potential. The various businesses and current initiatives in the area represent numerous potential offtakes for the on-site production of renewable hydrogen.

According to the partners, the new SoutH2Port renewable hydrogen facility will aid in decarbonizing the Swedish energy system. This is either directly through the supply of hydrogen or indirectly through the production of refined fuels such as methanol, sustainable aviation fuel, or ammonia. This will help the government achieve its goal of having a fossil-free nation by 2045.