H2V Thionville Project

Renewable hydrogen gigafactory in the Grand Est

Since 2016, H2V has been taking up the challenge of producing renewable hydrogen on a mass scale.

H2V is investing in, developing and constructing large-scale renewable hydrogen production plants to decarbonise particularly carbon-intensive sectors, such as industry and heavy-duty mobility.

The H2V Thionville project is sited at the Port of Thionville-Illange in the Grand Est region of France.

  • Four 100MW production units (= 400MW)
  • 56,000 T a year of renewable hydrogen
  • By water electrolysis
  • To be commissioned in 2027
  • Creation of about 120 direct jobs and 70 indirect jobs
  • Investment of €500 – €550 million
  • 560,000 tonnes a year of CO2 emissions avoided, i.e. emissions from 320,000 cars

H2V Thionville: a custom-made project to suit all forms of transport

Its location at the Port of Thionville-Illange means the H2V Thionville project is sited on the E-LOG’IN 4 multimodal logistics hub, in the heart of a strategic transport area, with direct access to motorways, a connection to the international rail network and quays along the waterway. A high-quality infrastructure that meets multimodal logistics requirements, facilitating road/rail, road/rail/waterway and road/waterway connections and serving as an air freight support base. Multi-fuel hydrogen stations operated by Distry, also a Samfi Group subsidiary, will be set up nearby to generate further stimulus.
Developed on a former brownfield site, the H2V Thionville project forms part of the overall thinking about a circular economy. For example, the oxygen released when producing hydrogen can be reused by the nearby wastewater treatment plant.