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GWh equivalent to the waste heat deposit in the territory
nuclear power plant in Europe with a 32.6 TWh production capacity
territory to be equipped with a Toile Industrielle ® (an industrial decision-making tool)
CO2 and H2 Hub in France
A PLUG & PLAY TERRITORY
The territory has many assets to its name:
- Diversified sources of energy including a growing portion of renewable energies.
- A reliable and secure supply giving it the capacity to meet the energy demands of local manufacturers now and in the future with many new facilities to come.
- A pioneering Industrial and Territorial Ecology role that encourages companies to improve their energy efficiency and recover their coproducts.
- The introduction of France’s first CO2 and H2 hub which will strengthen Dunkirk’s position as the home of low-carbon energy and as an attractive place to do business.
Are you working on an industrial project? Would you like to decarbonise your activities and processes? Then why not choose Dunkirk?
A VARIETY OF LOW CARBON ENERGY SOURCES
The most important nuclear power plant in Europe.
Gravelines nuclear power plant produced 32.6 TWh of low carbon electricity in 2020, the equivalent of the needs of 7 million homes in France.
The roll-out of green hydrogen
Necessary for the decarbonisation of industrial processes, Dunkirk is working to set up a green hydrogen hub producing 150 KT of H2 per year. H2V59 and Shymed are part of the ongoing projects.
A solar power plant
Dunkirk Port will install the first solar power plant with a 40 MW capacity.
An offshore wind farm
The future offshore wind farm planned off the coast of Dunkirk will offer a 600 MW capacity by 2027.
A RELIABLE, UNINTERRUPTED NETWORK
Réseau de Transport d’Électricité (RTE), the operator of the French electricity transmission network, manages electricity flows and the balance between production and consumption in France.
One of France’s major strengths is the quality of its electricity supply, associated with great stability:
- 9% – this is the percentage of power supply continuity on the RTE network. This means that network outages are extremely rare.
- RTE is one of the few European electricity transmission network operators to make a contractual commitment to the quality of the power supply at all times and the continuity of its customers’ electricity supply.
More than 4,000 of RTE’s employees are ready to tackle breakdowns and make repairs 24/7.
Very significant investments are expected to be made by RTE in the Hauts-de-France and Dunkirk areas to support their customers with their projects, particularly decarbonisation ones.
- Almost 500 million euros between 2023 and 2025.
Discover the testimony of Ms. Champion, Commercial Director at RTE in Lille, who tells us about the network operator’s investments to secure electricity supplies.
TOOLS TO HELP WITH THE TRANSITION
- Heat superhighway
- Urban heat network
- Green H2 production – H2V59
- Energy storage in batteries
- Industrial water network
- Coproduct deposits
A waste heat deposit of 5,400 GWh has been identified in the territory. 635 GWh will be recovered thanks to the heat superhighway soon to be deployed.
Urban heat network
Dunkirk benefits from a network that recovers the waste heat produced by the ArcelorMittal site. This network is over 50 km long and avoids 20K tonnes of CO2 per year. Furthermore, in Wormhout, the Hauts de Flandre Greater District Council (CCHF) heat network powered by flax shives heats the Linéo aquatic centre.
Green H2 production – H2V59
The H2V59 hydrogen production site in Loon-Plage is going to produce almost 28,000 tonnes of green hydrogen through the electrolysis of water. This represents almost 3% of French production. The factory is due to be commissioned in 2028.
Energy storage in batteries
At the end of 2021, TotalEnergie commissioned its battery electricity storage site in the industrial-port area comprising 27 containers of 2.5 MWh. It is currently “France’s most powerful battery”.
Industrial water network
The Dunkirk area is one of the few territories to have an industrial water network to power its industries (22 million m3 per year). As the protection of water resources is a burning issue for the coming decades, the territory’s stakeholders are studying the synergies to be put in place to develop the circular water economy.
The territory will eventually recover numerous deposits of coproducts from industrial activities. The Toile IndustrielleÒ (industrial decision-making tool) and themed decision making tools put in place by the AGUR (French town planning agency) help to visualise the recovery opportunities and possible synergies: a device unique to France!