Fortum to pilot hydrogen production plant in Loviisa

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Fortum to pilot hydrogen production plant in Loviisa

The Finnish majority state-owned energy company Fortum will build a hydrogen production pilot plant in Loviisa, said the company in a press release on Tuesday.

The plant will be located in the Källa area near Fortum’s Loviisa nuclear power plant.

The construction of the Kalla test center will begin in the summer and the plant is scheduled to be commissioned in late 2025.

Hydrogen will be produced by electrolysers, by using electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, with a capacity of around two megawatts from the main grid and using local household water in Loviisa.

A filling station will be built in connection with the plant for the delivery of hydrogen to industrial customers.

The Kalla test center is funded entirely from Fortum’s research and development funds, and the design work is mostly carried out by in-house designers.

The Kalla test center is expected to be in operation for around two years between 2025 and 2028.

The total R&D cost of the pilot project is around EUR 17 million.

According to Fortum’s strategy, the company will stepwise explore hydrogen through small-scale projects in the Nordics.

“Testing hydrogen production at the Kalla test center on a megawatt scale will provide valuable information not only in terms of the design and operation of potential larger plants, but also of the business opportunities provided by green hydrogen and hydrogen derivatives. The pilot project is the first step towards possible future projects and investments. In addition to the test center, we also have other hydrogen-related studies underway that involve customers and partners from various industries,” said Satu Sipola, vice president of Power-to-X of Fortum.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

5 Comments
  1. EmilySmith says

    I believe Fortum’s initiative to pilot a hydrogen production plant in Loviisa is a significant step towards sustainable energy solutions. Producing hydrogen through electrolysis using local resources showcases a commitment to green technology. I look forward to seeing the results of this project and its potential impact on the industry.

  2. EmilySmith says

    I think it’s great to see Fortum taking steps towards green hydrogen production. This pilot project in Loviisa sounds promising and could lead to significant advancements in the future. Looking forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on the energy sector.

  3. Emily19 says

    Fortum’s initiative to pilot a hydrogen production plant in Loviisa is a significant step towards exploring the potential of green hydrogen. The utilization of electrolysers for production and the focus on small-scale projects align with the company’s strategic vision. Exciting to see the advancements in sustainable energy solutions!

  4. EmmaJohnson says

    As a resident of Loviisa, I am excited to see Fortum taking steps towards sustainable energy production with this hydrogen pilot plant. It’s great to see companies investing in green technologies and I hope this project will pave the way for more environmentally friendly solutions in the future.

  5. EmilySmith says

    I believe that Fortum’s initiative to pilot a hydrogen production plant in Loviisa is a crucial step towards exploring the potential of green hydrogen. This project not only provides valuable insights for the design and operation of larger plants but also opens up new business opportunities in the hydrogen sector. It’s exciting to see companies investing in sustainable energy solutions for the future.

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