French hydrogen producer Lhyfe announced Thursday it will build an 800-megawatt green hydrogen project in Lubmin, on the German Baltic Sea coast, Kallanish reports.

The facility is planned to be operative by 2029, kickstarting a daily production capacity of 330 tonnes to supply the European hydrogen backbone network. Rising on a decommissioned nuclear power plant site, the new installation will be located next to existing and future offshore wind farms and will also benefit from an extra-high voltage grid connection operated by transmission system operator 50Hertz.

“Lhyfe’s backbone strategy consists in positioning some of its green hydrogen production units at locations specifically chosen for their proximity to the future European hydrogen backbone, thus enabling it to address a wide array of customers, delivered through these infrastructures once deployed,” the company explains in a note. 

That strategy targets 3.8 gigawatts of electrolysis capacity, representing 37% of the firm’s total project pipeline. It includes projects in Saarland, Germany and in the Netherlands – located near future hydrogen transport infrastructures.

The German government has recently a €20 billion ($21.78 billion) plan to build a 9,700-kilometre core hydrogen network across the country connecting industrial centres, storage facilities, power plants and import corridors. Lhyfe intends to take advantage of this infrastructure, which can enable its green hydrogen to be delivered domestically and to other European markets.

Last year, German green energy start-up HH2E and Swiss energy company MET Group announced plans for a 1-GW green hydrogen project in Lubmin, with first production slated for H2 2025.  

A Lhyfe spokesperson explains the two projects in Lubmin are not related, although the firms are planning a future common grid connection.