P2X Solutions lays foundation stone for Finland's first green hydrogen production plant
Harjavalta, January 20, 2023
On January 20, 2023, the foundation stone for Finland's first green hydrogen plant was laid in Harjavalta. P2X Solutions ordered a 20 MW alkaline electrolyzer from Sunfire to produce the renewable gas.
Finland’s Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä and Chairman of P2X Solutions’ Board Esa Härmälä attended the ceremony among other guests. “Today, we are making history in Finnish industry in Harjavalta,” underlines Esa Härmälä. “Once completed in 2024, P2X Solutions’ plant will open the market for Finnish green hydrogen.” P2X Solutions’ Harjavalta plant is Finland’s first industrial-scale green hydrogen production plant that is progressing to the construction phase.
German electrolysis company Sunfire is developing and producing the heart of the plant: a 20 MW pressurized alkaline electrolyzer. Start-up of the plant is scheduled for 2024. "As Finnish pioneer for green hydrogen, P2X Solutions is taking a decisive step for the country's energy transition. We are proud to contribute to this important project with our electrolysis technology," says Nils Aldag, CEO of Sunfire.
Green hydrogen production is part of Europe’s plan to move away from an economy that is based on fossil raw materials and energy. In the green hydrogen economy, fossil energy is replaced with renewable electricity, which is increasingly produced using wind and solar power. “The first large-scale hydrogen plant creates significant know-how in Finland on the national and even international level and employs several experts in various business areas and on multiple levels of the value chain. I am extremely proud of what P2X Solutions has accomplished as a team,” states Herkko Plit, CEO of P2X Solutions.
The pioneering project is supported by the Finnish government: the Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the Finnish Climate Fund have granted EUR 36 million. In total, P2X Solutions is planning an investment of approximately EUR 70 million.
Left to right: Ilkka Taka-Aho (Project Director, P2X Solutions), Björn Kraemer (Senior Manager Project Management Electrolysis, Sunfire), Herkko Plit (CEO, P2X Solutions), Jari Hassinen (Project Manager, P2X Solutions) // © P2X Solutions
About P2X Solutions
P2X Solutions is a sustainable Finnish pioneer in green hydrogen and Power-to-X technology. The company was established in 2020, and its objective is to achieve 1 GW of electrolysis capacity by 2031.
More information at www.p2x.fi