Sunfire to conduct FEED study for 500 MW green hydrogen project in Europe

Germany-based electrolysis manufacturer Sunfire will provide a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for an undisclosed 500 MW hydrogen project in Europe, scheduled for operation by 2028.

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Sunfire said the study will define operational parameters, site requirements and execution guidelines with integration partners (EPCs) for the 500 MW pressurized alkaline electrolyzer, noting it will enable the customer to take a “transparent, comprehensive” financial investment decision (FID) for the project.

According to Sunfire, the renewable hydrogen produced will support various applications, including refinery operations and ammonia production, contributing to industrial sustainability efforts.

Complementing the project, “extensive” solar and wind infrastructure will accompany the central 500 MW electrolyzer, Sunfire added.

Nils Aldag, CEO of Sunfire, commented: “Europe is at the forefront of adopting green hydrogen solutions. We are seeing the first 100 MW projects reaching their FIDs. As larger-scale projects like the 500 MW initiative emerge, Sunfire reaffirms its commitment to providing reliable industrial electrolyzer technology, capable of facilitating transformative projects.”

“With the projects we are bringing to life this year, we are building a strategic and efficient partner network – gaining the experience that will enable us to deliver electrolysis systems scaled up to several hundreds of megawatts.”

To remind, in 2023, as part of the Swedish Project Air, Sunfire was commissioned by Uniper to build a 30 MW pressurized alkaline electrolysis plant which will generate green hydrogen using renewable electricity and purified wastewater.

Furthermore, the company installed the world’s largest solid oxide electrolyzer (SOEC) as part of the MultiPLHY project in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and its solid oxide electrolyzer (SOEC) produced the first hydrogen at RWE’s site in Lingen, Germany.