Battolyser Systems to build 1 GW factory in Rotterdam

Battolyser Systems has revealed plans to build a 1 GW factory in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to manufacture its integrated battery/electrolyser system. Acting also as the company’s HQ and R&D center, the plant is expected to open in the second half of 2024, with the final investment decision scheduled for late 2023.

Battolyser has developed and manufactures what it claims to be the world’s first integrated battery/electrolyser system. A Battolyser can produce hydrogen from solar and wind when power prices are low and provide electricity to the grid when prices are high. The Battolyser technology is deployable at scale using abundant and conflict-free active materials: nickel and iron. The technology was invented by Prof. Dr. Fokko Mulder and his research team at Delft University of Technology.

The planned factory will be located in the M4H area of the Port Rotterdam. The cost of developing the 14,000 m2 production site, complete with new office and laboratory facilities, is estimated to be about €100 million. Once fully operational it will require some 700 directly employed staff plus create up to four times as many indirect jobs with supply chain partners.

“Rotterdam positions itself as Europe’s Hydrogen Hub and new sustainable industries are welcomed to help realize the transition that’s taking place in Rotterdam,” said Allard Castelein, CEO of Port of Rotterdam. “We need companies such as Battolyser Systems, and we believe the port is the ideal place for its first large scale factory.

“Companies in the port are already actively working on projects regarding production, imports, shipping, storage and use of green hydrogen,” noted Castelein. “With this factory we add green hydrogen equipment manufacturing to that portfolio. This is of great value for the port’s ongoing efforts to decarbonize and facilitate sustainable industries for the future.”

Mattijs Slee, CEO of Battolyser Systems, commented: “This partnership with port of Rotterdam to develop our first large scale manufacturing facility together is a big step forward in our commercialization. The factory allows us to deliver Battolysers at industrial scale and affordable prices. We are in constructive conversation with the Dutch government and EU institutions, and we are confident that together we can secure the required funding.”

* Opening image Rotterdam Makers District

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