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Helsinki, Finland, 10/06/2024 - Fortum will build a hydrogen production plant in Loviisa, 90km east of Finland’s capital, Helsinki.  The plant will be equipped with Stargate’s novel electrolyser and will be located near Fortum’s Loviisa nuclear power plant, at Kalla test center. The construction is set to begin in the summer of 2024, and the plant is scheduled to be commissioned in late 2025.

At the plant, hydrogen will be produced with Stargate’s Hydrogen novel alkaline electrolyser system called Gateway200. With a capacity of 1MW, the system will utilise electricity from the main grid and the household water source. A hydrogen filling station will be built in connection with the plant for delivering the hydrogen to industrial customers. The plant will serve as a blueprint and testing bed for larger projects in Fortum´s pipeline.

Marko Virkebau, Stargate’s Hydrogen CEO commented: “We are proud to collaborate with Fortum on this exciting project in Loviisa. Our Gateway 1MW alkaline electrolyser system is designed to meet the demands of industrial-scale green hydrogen production and will enable Fortum to harvest the potential of hydrogen. We are also looking forward to supporting Fortum on the next steps of their hydrogen roadmap."

The Kalla test center is funded entirely from Fortum’s R&D funds and is expected to be in operation for around two years between 2025 and 2028. The total R&D cost of the pilot project is around EUR 17 million. According to Fortum’s strategy, the company will stepwise explore hydrogen through small-scale projects in the Nordics.

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