McPhy selected by VALOREM Group for equipment supply

McPhy Energy has been selected by the VALOREM Group and its construction subsidiary VALREA to support them in the implementation of the ‘Rouen Vallée Hydrogène’ (RVH2) project. McPhy will provide a 1-MW electrolyzer and a 350-bar McFilling station to power public transport vehicles in the Greater Rouen area and to provide renewable hydrogen to local industrial sites.

Supported by the VALOREM Group and Métropole Rouen Normandie, RVH2 was initiated in 2021 as part of ADEME’s ‘Territorial Hydrogen Ecosystems’ call for projects. It aims at contributing significantly to the implementation of the Rouen metropolitan area’s energy roadmap by developing complementary infrastructures.

The project involves setting up a local ecosystem to produce and distribute renewable hydrogen. It includes the installation of an electrolyzer, supplied by McPhy, entirely powered by green electricity produced by VALOREM. The hydrogen produced by the McLyzer electrolyzer will be used to supply a refueling station for a fleet of 14 buses purchased by the local authority, using 350-bar high-flow refueling points. Any excess hydrogen produced on site will be loaded into tube trailers and transferred to meet local industrial sites’ needs for renewable hydrogen.

In the framework of this project, a second contract for maintenance and technical support has been signed for an eight-year term. The service, provided entirely by McPhy, will be executed in collaboration with TSG Group, McPhy’s preferred partner for the maintenance of its equipment.

Furthermore, the supply and maintenance of the 350-bar station will be subcontracted to Atawey, as part of McPhy’s proposed sale of its stations business.

Philippe Etur, Deputy Managing Director of VALOREM Group, stated: “We are delighted with this collaboration with McPhy. This is a significant step in the development of the renewable hydrogen ecosystem, in which the VALOREM Group has control over the entire value chain, including building the infrastructure carried out by our construction subsidiary VALREA. By scaling its projects in line with the territories’ objectives, VALOREM is promoting joint development with local authorities and industrial firms in order to support ecological transition locally.”

Jean-Baptiste Lucas, CEO of McPhy, added: “We are proud that Groupe VALOREM has selected us to execute the RVH2 project. We are convinced that hydrogen is key to the energy transition in urban areas. RVH2 is the 5th ‘hub’ for which McPhy is bringing its know-how.”

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