September 27 (Renewables Now) - German gas terminal operator Deutsche ReGas said on Tuesday that it plans to construct a 500-MW electrolysis plant for the production of green hydrogen in Lubmin, Germany, seeking to contribute to the country's energy transition.
The company has completed the preliminary design for the project and is now commencing the so-called front-end engineering and design (FEED) stage.
The facility is expected to become operational in the second half of 2026 with a capacity of 200 MW. In a second phase, the capacity will be expanded by 300 MW to 500 MW from 2028. The plant will be able to produce about 30,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year in its initial phase. Following the expansion, the total output should reach some 80,000 tonnes annually.
The electricity needed in the production process will come from renewable sources, mainly from offshore wind power in Lubmin as well as onshore facilities.
The hydrogen to be generated will be fed into the future hydrogen network via a pipeline planned by German gas infrastructure operator Gascade as part of the project "Flow - making hydrogen happen". The project aims to convert existing natural gas pipelines into a hydrogen network.
Deutsche ReGas currently operates a floating liquefied natural gas terminal in Lubmin. Additionally, the company is developing an energy terminal in the German port area of Mukran. The establishment of hydrogen electrolysers is planned for both locations.