Boessenkool’s contribution to the hydrogen transition of the Maxima power plant


Machinefabriek Boessenkool plays an important role in the energy industry in progressing towards a more sustainable future. Partly due to its innovative techniques and progressive approach to machining, Boessenkool has played a major role in the modification of the gas turbine of the Maxima power plant in Lelystad.

The role of Boessenkool
The Maxima gas power plant in Lelystad is currently undergoing a groundbreaking transition. Engie, owner of the plant, has drawn up plans to co-fire up to 50 percent hydrogen in the plant. In response to these plans, the energy technology company Ansaldo Energia has outsourced a special assignment to Machinefabriek Boessenkool.

The gas power plant on the artificial island in the IJsselmeer consists of two units. | Copyright: Engie

Not every company is equipped to carry out complex modifications to gas turbines, such as those in the Maxima power plant. Boessenkool has achieved major challenges many times with her professional knowledge, skills and enthusiasm. With the capacity to carry out precision machining both on location in Lelystad and in our own machine factory in Almelo, several parts and housings of the turbine have been machined and adjusted. Boessenkool’s unique capabilities, including working with large formats, extremely precise machining and the ability to process small runs, makes Boessenkool a valued partner in the Netherlands and far beyond in such groundbreaking projects.

Blue hydrogen: Environmentally friendly energy source
The transition to more sustainable energy sources is of great importance for the Netherlands. The Maxima power plant, located on an artificial island in the IJsselmeer, aims to co-fire up to 50% hydrogen. This change is part of a larger ambition of Engie that focuses on the use of blue hydrogen – a type of hydrogen that is extracted from natural gas with the major advantage that the CO2 released is captured and stored. This makes blue hydrogen an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional fossil fuels.

The future of energy: green hydrogen
There is a clear focus on reducing dependence on gas-fired power stations as the main energy source. Although blue hydrogen is an important step forward, Engie is also looking to the future with green hydrogen. Green hydrogen is produced with renewable energy sources such as sun or wind, resulting in completely CO2-free production. Engie is currently investing in the technologies and infrastructure needed to realize this green future.

Boessenkool as a sustainable party
The transition of the Maxima power plant to a more sustainable energy source is an important milestone for the Netherlands. In a world where the demand for sustainable energy sources continues to rise, Machinefabriek Boessenkool is very proud of its contribution to this innovative project.

Our ability to carry out the adjustments in the Maxima plant in a certified, fast and professional manner is a clear signal of our technical expertise and commitment to a greener future.

Are you looking for a sustainable party for large format projects in small quantities, where extreme precision is essential? We would like to get in touch with you.

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