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Alfa Laval joins a groundbreaking hydrogen project


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Alfa Laval joins innovation forces in a consortium with key industry partners in a groundbreaking project to develop and produce the world's first 10 MW green hydrogen production facility offshore in the North Sea, off the Belgian coast. The facility is set to produce clean hydrogen by 2026.
Hydrogen is considered one of the main enablers in achieving global net zero carbon emissions by 2050. However, its widespread adoption depends on the deployment of abundant renewable energy sources, with offshore wind being a key one. To maximize wind energy utilization and minimize energy losses, the new consortium is pioneering green hydrogen production offshore.
The project, known as HOPE (Hydrogen Offshore Production for Europe), represents a milestone in the renewable energy landscape. As the world's largest offshore project of its kind, HOPE is set to begin its implementation, with the production unit and export and distribution infrastructure scheduled to go live in mid-2026.
The consortium represents a true flagship project for the European Commission and the Clean Hydrogen Partnership, combining the collective expertise and know-how of all nine partner organizations. Alfa Laval will provide gasketed plate heat exchangers and its innovative low-energy water purification system, harnessing electrolyser-generated heat. The nine consortium partners span the entire renewable hydrogen value chain, setting the stage for a sustainable, decarbonized future.
The HOPE consortium consists of:
  • Alfa Laval (Denmark): Supply of the seawater treatment system
  • Lhyfe (France): Engineering, equipment procurement
  • Plug (Netherlands): Supply and engineering of the 10MW electrolyser
  • EDP NEW (Portugal): Optimization of operations and impact analysis
  • POM West-Vlaanderen (Belgium): Project implementation support in the testing area
  • CEA (France): Optimization of operations via digital simulatio
  • Strohm (Netherlands): Supply of the subsea flexible thermoplastic composite pipeline (TCP)
  • DWR eco (Germany): Communication and dissemination of project results throughout Europe
  • ERM – Element Energy (France): Coordination support

The vital role of energy efficiency in hydrogen solutions
Alfa Laval offers the widest range of energy efficient heat exchangers for green hydrogen production, distribution, transportation, storage, and use. Alfa Laval is the partner for all kinds of heating and cooling applications across the hydrogen economy, supporting the industry as it scales up and accelerates the energy transition. Discover Alfa Laval's energy efficient clean hydrogen solutions here!
  • Esther Wanjiku

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    This is an incredible innovation by Alfa Laval

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  • Grace Njeri

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    Great innovative!

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    • Ann Nyambura

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      Innovative step

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      • Rashid Kamau

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        One of the many positive projects we've all been waiting for,This is super amazing!

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        • Jane Wangui

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          @rashid_kamau we wait for its prosperity

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        • Patrick Kiash

          42 w

          Great and very visionally project

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          • Johannes Luiga

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            Truly innovative!

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            • Annett Michuki..

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              this is an incredible move by the company, kudos

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              • Jane Wangui

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                @annett_michuki it is.we coommend the company.

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              • dickson mutai

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                A game-changer for sustainable energy, a crucial step towards a greener future and achieving global net-zero emissions

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                • Sarah Chabane

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                  Great job Alfa Laval! It's fantastic to see this type of collaboration for a greener energy system!

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                  • Jane Wangui

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                    @sarah_chabane we hope for it to succeed

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                  • Rotich Kim

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                    Innovation and the use of modern technology should be adopt for the success of any company ,but the this innovation should consider the one which is friendly to our environment 💪

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                    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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                      Alfa Laval's participation in the groundbreaking HOPE (Hydrogen Offshore Production for Europe) project is a significant milestone in the fight against climate change. The development of the world's first 10 MW green hydrogen production facility offshore in the North Sea is a visionary step towards achieving global net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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                      • Tabitha Kimani

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                        Its amazing to see this huge development and the massive investment by all this great companies. Alfa laval is leading the way to clean energy.

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