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A project in the heart of the Normandy industrial basin

The electrolyser of at least 200 MW will be located in the Port-Jérôme industrial zone.

The Air Liquide Normand’Hy project is a cornerstone of the decarbonization ecosystem which is being set up by Air Liquide with other major industrial players on the Seine Valley axis in Normandy.

Air Liquide already operates its largest hydrogen production unit in France in Port-Jérôme. In 2015, the Group installed a process that is unique in the world, the CryocapTM technology, which recovers and isolates the CO2 emitted during hydrogen production using a "cryogenic" process.

Since 2021, TotalEnergies and Air Liquide have joined forces to decarbonize hydrogen production at TotalEnergies’ Normandy platform in France:

  • as part of an MoU, the Air Liquide Normand’Hy electrolyzer will deliver to TotalEnergies’ refinery in Gonfreville, over the long term, from the second half of 2026, renewable and low-carbon hydrogen equivalent to an electrolysis capacity of 100 MW. 
  • under a long term contract agreement, Air Liquide will take over and operate the 255 tons-per-day hydrogen production unit at the TotalEnergies platform in Normandy. The project plans the implementation of a large-scale CO2 capture and storage solution (CCS).

Air Liquide will connect the electrolyser to its hydrogen pipeline network in Normandy, which would contribute to the development of the world’s first low-carbon hydrogen network.

At the same time, Air Liquide, Borealis, Esso S.A.F., TotalEnergies and Yara International ASA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the development of a CO2 infrastructure including capture and storage, to help decarbonize the industrial basin located in the Normandy region.