Deltalinqs Masterclass 'The key role of hydrogen in end-user energy transition' Vicoma

A masterclass on the role of hydrogen in energy transition will take place on Monday 17 April 2023, organised by Vicoma Consultancy & Engineering in collaboration with TAUW. The masterclass will cover the impact of hydrogen on assets, infrastructure and permits and will take place in our renovated meeting rooms.

The Port of Rotterdam will have the HyTransPort. RTM (hydrogen backbone) will be in operation. By 2030, it will also be connected to the national hydrogen backbone. This will allow planned production (e.g. the electrolysers at Maasvlakte) and imports (via e.g. ammonia terminals) to also be distributed in the Port of Rotterdam. This means that from 2025, for factories and sites throughout the area between the Maasvlakte and Pernis (and later beyond), a connection to hydrogen instead of (or in addition to) natural gas will be possible.

The introduction of hydrogen at a site has implications for operations. Not only are the combustion heat and temperature different, which may require plants or processes to be modified, but the infrastructure at a site may also need an upgrade. For example, are existing cookers or boilers suitable for hydrogen blending or firing? And is the local grid suitable for hydrogen? Besides the process engineering and maintenance side, the risk profile of the site also becomes different. Hydrogen is certainly not a new molecule, but not every plant has experience with it, especially on a large scale. Knowledge to work safely with hydrogen will have to be secured. The impact on the safety management system needs to be examined. But the licence may also have to be adjusted.

Might there be opportunities to organise a connection jointly, with neighbouring plants? Then costs and knowledge can be shared. But what does that do to dependence on each other? Or is electrification a better route here after all? Can that also be done jointly if the peak loads have different profiles? What about that in practical and legal terms This and other topics will be discussed during the master class.

  • Date and time: Monday 17 April 2023 - 15:30 - 17:30
  • Location: Deltalinqs
  • Address: Waalhaven Z.z. 19, 3089 JH ROTTERDAM
  • Application period: Tuesday 21 February 2023 - 08:30 - Friday 14 April 2023 - 17:00

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