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
    water electrolysis
  • 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.