H2V Valenciennes Project
Renewable hydrogen Gigafactory in the Hauts-de-France
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.
Located in the industrial area of the Valenciennes agglomeration, the project is part of an area where decarbonization is a major issue.
- 4 production units of 100 MW (= 400 MW)
- 56 000 T per year of renewable hydrogen produced by
- Commissioning in 2028
- Creation of around 200 jobs directs and indirect
- Investment of around 500 to 550 millions euros
- 560 000 tons of CO2 avoided each year, or the emissions of 320 000 cars
H2V Valenciennes: a project connected to the future Franco-Belgian hydrogen network
The H2V Valenciennes project will be built in two 200 MW phases to keep pace with the gradual increase in needs. By 2050, more than 100,000 T of renewable H2 will be needed to meet the challenges of decarbonizing industry and road freight transport in the Valenciennes and Hainaut provinces.
By linking these two areas, the open cross-border network proposed by GRTgaz and Fluxys will ensure supply to industrial consumers. This infrastructure will be the first building block of a European network (Hydrogen Backbone). H2V aims to reuse water from wastewater treatment plants to produce hydrogen on this site, thus forming part of a circular economy approach.