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
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.