H2V FOS AND THE PORT OF MARSEILLE-FOS: A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP FOR A LARGE-SCALE RENEWABLE HYDROGEN PRODUCTION PROJECT
H2V FOS and the Port of Marseille-Fos announce the setting up of an industrial facility for producing green hydrogen, aimed at decarbonising activities in the industrial port area of Fos. This 600MW facility is to be developed in 6 phases from 2026 to 2031.
The 36-hectare site is part of the Bassin Sud project led by CSF NSE (the strategy committee for the new energy systems sector), and boasts a strategic location that combines strong industrial potential with major seaport activity. This is a real logistics hub, with the project standing at the crossroads of Trans-European Transport Networks for goods traffic (TEN-T Corridors).
Commissioning is due to start in 2026 and then in phases through to 2031, with the site consisting of six 100MW production units (i.e. 600MW in total), designed to produce 84,000 tonnes a year of renewable hydrogen by water electrolysis, generating 165 direct jobs and 100 indirect jobs. This represents a €750 million investment, the aim of which is to avoid the annual discharge of 750,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
The Port of Marseille-Fos, as the investing port, is taking a stake in the project being led by H2V, aimed at decarbonising port areas through cleaner industry, adapted to meet regional needs.
H2V has been investing in, developing and constructing large-scale renewable hydrogen production plants (100MW or more) since 2016 to decarbonise particularly carbon-intensive sectors, such as industry and heavy-duty transport.