Kristiansand PtX Hub
The project partners are collaborating with Elkem for the lease of land at the seafront on the Fiskaa industrial compound near the harbours. The construction is planned to consist of two phases, where the first phase is a hydrogen production facility with a 20 MW electrolyser producing around 8 MT of green hydrogen per day. The second phase, anticipated commissioned in 2027, expands the PtX facility to a 60 MW electrolyser.
The location close to the harbours in Kristiansand, Norway, makes it ideal for maritime hydrogen supplies using both container swapping and cascade fuelling. A group of ambitious partners, some of which wish not to be disclosed at this point, have entered into intention agreements to offtake hydrogen in Kristiansand. As Kristiansand is also a logistics hub for multiple companies, the location is attractive for partners in the mobility segments. Several companies have signed letters of intent to offtake hydrogen from the project. Furthermore, a letter of intent has been signed with Glencore Nikkelverk for the offtake of the excess oxygen from the production facility. Combined with a potential use of excess heat from the facility in collaboration with Elkem Carbon, Everfuel and Greenstat will create a highly energy-efficient PtX-facility.
Depending on funding and later permitting, the commissioning of the first phase is expected in late 2024. The parties have recently submitted a funding application to ENOVA to help realise this important contribution to the green shift in the region. The project is based on a 51/49 joint venture between Everfuel and Greenstat.