RWE announces large-scale green hydrogen plant in Grangemouth, Scotland



RWE has announced plans to develop a green hydrogen project in Grangemouth, Scotland, supplying the first hydrogen produced to INEOS Grangemouth. Once developed, consented and operational, the initial capacity is anticipated to be up to 200 MWe, with potential expansion to 600 MWe at a later date.


This project will reduce INEOS’s carbon emissions and offer other industrial users the opportunity to transition to green hydrogen. It could be operational by 2029, constructed on land within the Grangemouth industrial complex, adjacent to the INEOS facility. The hydrogen produced will be piped a short distance to the site. This project will support INEOS Grangemouth’s commitment to achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2045 and contribute to the decarbonization of other existing and future industries in Grangemouth.


RWE has completed concept, feasibility and pre-Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) studies. A grid connection has been secured and the company is shortlisting electrolyser suppliers. The next steps will be progressing towards a planning application, which will include local consultation on the project.


Sopna Sury, COO Hydrogen at RWE Generation, commented: “This is a significant step towards RWE’s ambitions for the production of green hydrogen in Scotland. As one of the world’s leading energy companies, RWE has significant experience in onshore and offshore wind, developing green hydrogen production plants and operating large scale gas plants. This project at Grangemouth aligns with the Scottish Government’s vision for a ‘Just Transition’, putting Scotland at the forefront of the green revolution while protecting jobs and decarbonising Grangemouth.”


Colin Pritchard, Sustainability Director at the INEOS Grangemouth site, said: “We are pleased to support RWE in their investment in green hydrogen at our site in Grangemouth. This perfectly augments our project to develop a low-carbon (blue) hydrogen production unit at Grangemouth, with the CO₂ exported deep underground in the North Sea via the Acorn transport and storage system. Together these projects support delivery of our net zero roadmap and place Grangemouth at the heart of Scotland’s future hydrogen economy.”


Source: HydrogenTech


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