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Hydrogen electrolysis plant | TÜV Rheinland

Hydrogen electrolysis plant

We support our customer in the manufacture, installation and commissioning of a 10 megawatt hydrogen electrolysis plant (polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) technology). With this plant, an annual hydrogen production of up to 1,300 tons is initially planned. The output is to be expanded in the future to up to 100 megawatts, i.e. 100,000 tons per year.

ClientRefinery site North Rhine-Westphalia
ParticipantsTÜV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH
Time frameProduction start by mid 2021
Project LocationGermany
Main services
  • Conformity assessment and explosion protection testing services during manufacture, installation and commissioning of the hydrogen electrolysis plant
  • Conformity assessment with regard to the Pressure Equipment Directive
  • Assessment of safe operation and CE conformity assessment of the overall plant
  • Integration and verification of the interfaces within the refinery production facilities
  • Goal: Expansion of the capacity up to 100 megawatts, i.e. an annual production of 100,000 tons of hydrogen


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