Nel awarded Everfuel contract for Fredericia hydrogen project

Source: press release, 30 December 2020

As an energy carrier, hydrogen enables daily to seasonal storage, creating a reliable source of dispatchable green energy for society’s current and future needs
As an energy carrier, hydrogen enables daily to seasonal storage, creating a reliable source of dispatchable green energy for society’s current and future needs (illustration: Nel)

Nel ASA has been awarded a 20 MW electrolyser contract with Everfuel A/S for the green hydrogen production facility adjacent to the Fredericia refinery in Denmark.

“Everfuel’s ambition is to commercialise the green hydrogen value chain to support Europe’s goal of becoming carbon neutral. This is the first important step, and we are proud to announce this contract for the green hydrogen production facility in Fredericia, positioning our partner Everfuel in the pole position for the expected growth and expansion of hydrogen as the key energy carrier in Denmark,” says Jon André Løkke, Chief Executive Officer of Nel.

Nel has entered into an agreement with Everfuel for the delivery of a 20 MW electrolyser. The Fredericia facility will have a production capacity of up to 8 tonnes per day of green hydrogen, made from renewable wind power, with 10 tonnes of storage capacity. The electrolyser will be delivered in 2021 and fully operational in mid-2022.

“This is a major step towards establishing our own green hydrogen production through the HySynergy electrolyser in Fredericia in close cooperation with Shell’s refinery operations. It will feed hydrogen directly into the Everfuel value chain, connecting renewable energy production and electrolysis with distribution on high-capacity hydrogen trailers to fuelling stations and end-users. This is at the core of our ambition of commercialising the green hydrogen value chain for zero-emission mobility,” says Jacob Krogsgaard, CEO of Everfuel.

The Everfuel contract is subject to approval by the Board of Directors and has a value of EUR 7.2 million.

Separately, with reference to the press release dated 25 November 2020, Everfuel and Nel has executed the final agreement for the joint venture to develop the hydrogen fuel market for retail and trucking customers in Norway. Everfuel will assume 51% ownership of H2FuelNorway AS (H2Fuel), which will be renamed Everfuel Norway Retail AS from early 2021. Nel will hold the remaining 49% of the shares in Everfuel Norway Retail AS.

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