Green hydrogen: strength in numbers


DEME, Fluxys and Port of Antwerp-Bruges combine their expertise to produce green hydrogen. They are considering a collaboration with the Egyptian Gharably Integrated Engineering Company (GIECO). So this consortium plans to operate in Egypt to supply the Belgian industry with green energy.

As our country's size and climate do not allow it to be self-sufficient in green hydrogen production, the consortium consisting of dredging group DEME, gas network operator Fluxys and the Port of Antwerp-Bruges Port Authority wants to set up a hydrogen platform in Egypt, a country ideally located to supply green energy based on wind and solar power.

An electrolysis unit of more than 500 megawatts will be built near the Mediterranean Sea to produce liquefied hydrogen in the form of ammonia to make it easier to transport by ship.

In addition to this transport by ship, some energy will also be transported via Fluxys pipelines. By 2030, the network operator aims to have enough capacity to transport 30 terawatt hours of hydrogen via a network of pipelines and also plans to transport 30 million tons of CO².

The Port of Antwerp-Bruges, to which the hydrogen will be transported, intends to be the energy crossroads of Western Europe and become a hub for the production and import of green hydrogen.

This ambitious project will certainly allow Belgium to play a pioneering role in the hydrogen sector in Europe.