Koppö Energia of Finland has entrusted Austrian mechanical engineering company Andritz with the front-end engineering design (FEED) for a 200 MW large-scale green hydrogen plant. Andritz aims to become one of the world's leading manufacturers of large hydrogen plants.
The plant will have a capacity of 200 MW and will be built in Kristinestad in southwestern Finland. It is part of a power-to-X project launched there in September 2022 by CPC Finland and the Prime Green Energy Infrastructure Fund (PGEIF). The customer, Koppö Energia, is a joint venture between the two entities.
Andritz's FEED is to include the complete hydrogen plant, including HydrogenPro's alkaline electrolysis. The joint venture plans to place the final order for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) in early 2024.
Up to 500 MW of wind power and 100 MW of photovoltaics are to supply the hydrogen plant in the Koppö Energy Cluster to be built. The hydrogen will be converted into sustainable liquefied synthetic methane (SLSM). (SLSM), which in turn will be used as a fuel in heavy-duty transport. transport.
Statements by the Executive Board
Andritz President and CEO Joachim Schönbeck: "Green hydrogen will play an essential role in the energy transition. We are very pleased about our first order in this field and we are confident that we will be able to - based on our many years of experience in the implementation of major large-scale projects - we can contribute to the success of this project."
Thomas Zirngibl, Member of the Board, Koppö Energia Oy: "We have carried out a thorough selection process before we signed the FEED contracts for our energy transition project. Andritz impressed us with solution and its competence in system integration. convinced us."