New Power-to-X facility with a capacity of more than 1 million tonnes of green fuels annually

One of the world's largest energy parks will be established in West Jutland contributing to the realisation of Denmark's green transition ambitions. The large facility will produce green fuel and give back to the local community in and around Tarm.
  • Green Go Energy in collaboration with Ringkøbing-Skjern municipality
  • COWI
  • Location
    Ringkøbing-Skjern municipality
  • Architect
  • Landscape
Arkitema Megaton 03 Illustration COWI and Arkitema

Project developer GreenGo Energy is collaborating with Ringkøbing-Skjern municipality on the development of Megaton, one of the world's largest energy parks and Power-to-X (PtX) facilities, based on 4GW of renewable hybrid solar and wind energy and a 2GW electrolysis facility.

Arkitema developed the design proposal for Megaton in a dynamic process and close collaboration with COWI. In addition, we have developed a plan layout and had an ongoing dialogue with COWI about what needs to be taken into account in such a facility.

The Megaton project will cover an area of 4,000 hectares east of Tarm in Ringkøbing-Skjern municipality. Large amounts of green electricity will use electrolysis and known chemical processes to produce over one million tonnes of green fuels annually. This conversion from green power to green fuels is collectively known as Power-to-X.

Sustainability has been integrated in the project from the start.

Everything in the facility is complex and most components are made up of structures that need to be open to the outdoors. From a sustainability perspective, this means that the factory is not wrapped in beautiful facades, which is simply not a functional or sustainable approach in such a construction project.

Instead, the factory part is a unit in itself surrounded by a flexible landscaping. As much surplus soil as possible from the Megaton construction will be used to create a wavy and attractive hill landscape of varying heights around the new Power-to-X facility, a so-called "PtX atoll", which aims to promote biodiversity and create a beautiful setting for the area.

Architectural work has been performed on the elements that are visible to the surroundings. Here, e.g. the distillation towers are created with uniform structures so that they stand as equal elements in the landscape.

As part of Megaton, Arkitema has also worked on the administration building, which will be located at the entrance of the facility.

300-500 permanent jobs are expected to be created in connection with the energy park, the associated renewable energy production and in the spin-off companies in the neighbouring areas

Megaton is planned to become one of the world's largest integrated energy parks by 2030.

Arkitema Megaton 01 Illustration COWI and Arkitema