What is SeaH2Land? 

  • A 1 GW electrolyser to produce renewable hydrogen; 
  • 2 GW of new offshore wind capacity linked to the electrolyser;
  • 45 kilometres of regional hydrogen pipelines between the Netherlands and Belgium to exchange hydrogen between industrial players in the region;
  • A vision for gigawatt-scale electrolysis and offshore wind landing points on both sides of the river Scheldt after extension of the 380kV grid, turning the cluster into a true hydrogen hub.

Who is involved?

  • The electrolyser and the offshore wind farm will be developed by Ørsted;
  • SeaH2Land is supported by key regional industrial players: Yara, ArcelorMittal, Dow and Zeeland Refinery;
  • North Sea Port and industrial players will work with Smart Delta Resources (SDR), to develop the regional hydrogen network and the 380 kV connection to south of the Western Scheldt;
  • The project is supported by the Provinces of Zeeland (NL) and Oost-Vlaanderen (BE).

How and when will the electrolyser be built?

  • Phase 1: the first 500 MW can be developed as soon as the required regulatory framework is in place and once development of the envisaged regional hydrogen network allows for it;
  • Phase 2: the additional 500 MW can be developed when the project will be linked to an (inter)national hydrogen backbone. This is expected before 2030.

Why is SeaH2Land important?

  • 580.000 tonnes equal the current fossil hydrogen consumption in the North Sea Port cluster - one of the largest consumption centres in Europe. SeaH2land can replace about 20% by renewable hydrogen;
  • This would lead to a substantial carbon emission reduction which helps both the Netherlands and Belgium to reach their 2030 climate targets.
  • Furthermore, the cluster has the potential to grow to a consumption of 1.000.000 tonnes of hydrogen by 2050, equivalent to 10 GW of electrolyser capacity for renewable hydrogen;
  • As a result SeaH2Land and the envisioned renewable hydrogen cluster - linked to an international hydrogen network - can make an important contribution to the long-term net zero emission target by 2050.

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The SeaH2Land vision is supported by:

Ørsted, Yara, ArcelorMittal, Dow Benelux, Zeeland Refinery, North Sea Port, Smart Delta Resources, Province of Zeeland and Province of Oost-Vlaanderen.