Rotterdam: The latest developments in Europe’s Hydrogen Hub

The energy transition is taking place in the port of Rotterdam. A zero-emissions port is the goal. With hydrogen as one of the key elements. In effect, the whole value chain of this hydrogen economy is taking place here, in Europe's Hydrogen Hub: Rotterdam.

Over 13% of all energy used in Europe flows through the port of Rotterdam, making it the largest energy port in Europe. Green hydrogen is the obvious way to facilitate the European industry on its road to CO2 neutrality. Infrastructure for CO2 and H2 is being built throughout the port. Cross-border infrastructure like the Delta Rhine Corridor is being developed to facilitate the decarbonisation of the European industry.


The port has already taken major steps in bringing the infrastructure, production, storage, supply and demand of hydrogen and/or hydrogen carriers together. As a matchmaker, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has established agreements with countries and ports worldwide that are able to export large volumes of green or low-carbon hydrogen in the near future.


CCS project Porthos enables rapid CO2 reduction: Construction has already started this month and the first CO2 will flow in depleted gas fields in 2026, reducing the CO2 emissions of the Rotterdam industry by 10%. And with the start of this infrastructure, the first projects will be able to be launched.

Holland Hydrogen One

In terms of projects, there are many. For inland production, the port facilitates conversion parks for electrolysers, where the construction of the first 200MW green hydrogen factory is already taking place: Holland Hydrogen One. This factory will produce 200 megawatts of hydrogen. Holland Hydrogen One is being constructed on Conversion Park One, a location where four plants will be built, which add up to roughly 1GW scale.

Hello Hydrogen Podcast

Welcome to Europe’s Hydrogen Hub. In the podcast series Hello Hydrogen, host Celwin Frenzen dives into the world of hydrogen, which is coming to life in Rotterdam.

Listen to ‘Hello Hydrogen’ on your favorite podcast platform:

Even more electrolysers

It’s the Port’s ambition to produce 2 to 2.5 gigawatts by 2030. As Conversion Park One had sold out, the port made space for a second park. At this location on Maasvlakte 2, there will be room for another 1 Gigawatt electrolyser capacity. And it doesn’t stop with Conversion Parks One and Two. Eneco and Uniper are also making concrete plans to build electrolysers on their own sites. There is more than just production: There are many developments now on the logistic side. For instance, trucks that will be driving on hydrogen and projects for inland barges.

Speeding up even faster

The infrastructure will be the foundation for many more projects to come, which helps as this first barrier is now taken. With all these projects, Europe’s Hydrogen Hub is actually being built. The port is constantly looking for opportunities to speed up the energy transition. We are interested in hearing your thoughts. Let’s meet at our booth or at theatre: ‘A gateway to energy transition’ in the exhibition hall where many showcases will be presented. Please check here for the programme.

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