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 located on the port site of Thionville- Illange in the Grand Est region.

  • 4 production units of 100 MW (= 400 MW)
  • 56,000 T per year of renewable hydrogen produced by water electrolysis
  • Commissioning in 2027
  • Creation of around 120 direct and 70 indirect jobs
  • Investment of around 500 and 550 million euros
  • 560,000 tons of CO2 avoided each year, or the emissions of 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.