Electrolyzer facility HySynergy hits several milestones
Danish green hydrogen provider Everfuel has announced that several milestones were attained towards completing the 20 MW HySynergy phase 1 electrolyzer in Fredericia, Denmark.
The company said it obtained environmental approval for the hydrogen plant from the Danish Environmental Ministry, and it made progress on finalizing the electrical system and the distribution center, both of which are expected to be completed towards the end of the third quarter of the year, immediately followed by validation and commissioning activities to prepare for the start-up.
Following an operational readiness analysis, Everfuel noted it has decided to implement an expanded framework for safe and efficient operations including policies, procedures and a master control system for facility operations to cover HySynergy phase 1 and subsequent phases, as well as all the planned future hydrogen hubs. This has led to an increased scope compared to the original plan communicated in May this year.
To note, according to Everfuel, the operational platform is developed in close cooperation with Crossbridge Energy and Danish authorities, and it covers technical documentation, training and obtaining required public and third-party approvals to commence commercial operations, as well as the development of the company’s proprietary software for facility operations and related system integration.
The updated plan requires sequential progress, starting with mechanical completion, followed by validation combined with organizational build-up, including training the surveillance and maintenance teams prior to a gradual ramp-up of production, the company pointed out, adding that the process will be based on the final reviewed and approved documentation and supported, amongst other, by multiple PSSR (pre-startup safety reviews) before final commissioning is initiated. This is expected to be followed by the initial supply of hydrogen to Crossbridge Energy, which is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2024.
“Following the review process, we identified an improved path to establish our operational platform and control systems that can be applied to all the HySynergy phases and serve as a blueprint for our other hydrogen hubs. This requires an up-front investment but will create a more robust system prepared for future upgrades and integrations, as well as enable synergies over the long run as we can deploy this to our future production facilities,” said Jacob Krogsgaard, the CEO and Founder of Everfuel.
As a consequence of the extended project scope and timeline, the company said it expects a €2 million increase to the HySynergy phase 1 investment budget to a total of approximately €45 million.
To remind, in February this year, Everfuel partnered up with Hy24, managing a clean hydrogen infrastructure fund, for the creation of a joint venture (JV) to finance the development of electrolyzer capacity across the Nordics. At the time, Everfuel said JV’s first investment is to acquire the HySynergy Phase 1.
In December 2022, HySynergy Phase 2- 300 MW was granted IPCEI funding of €33.1 million to support the construction of the first of three 100 MW electrolysers, and Everfuel announced the production of the first hydrogen at the 20 MW HySynergy facility.
When the 300 MW facility is established, HySynergy is expected to have the capacity to produce green hydrogen that may facilitate an up to 500,000 tons reduction of carbon emissions per year from the industry and the mobility sectors.
- Everfuel and Hy24 join hands for hydrogen infrastructure development
- Europe’s largest electrolyser HySynergy sees its first hydrogen production
Follow Offshore Energy’s Clean Fuel: