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Gasunie and the Port of Rotterdam Authority, working together under the name HyTransPortRTM, have started preparations for the construction of the first part of the new national hydrogen network: a 32 km transport pipeline between Pernis and the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam area, the Netherlands.
Editorial office / Rotterdam

The first customer for this pipeline will be the green hydrogen project Holland Hydrogen I of energy company Shell. This involves the construction of a 200 MW plant that will produce green hydrogen for industry and (heavy) transport, using electricity from offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (North). The electrolyser will be connected to the hydrogen pipeline that will run between the conversion park on the Maasvlakte and Pernis.

The final investment decisions for Holland Hydrogen I and for the hydrogen pipeline in the port of Rotterdam are expected later this year. The aim is to have it operational by the end of 2024/early 2025 at the latest. The national hydrogen network, including connections with other countries, is expected to be operational from 2027.

“Sustainable hydrogen will make an important contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in industry as part of the future energy mix,” says Helmie Botter, Hydrogen Business Development Manager at Gasunie.

The number of hydrogen initiatives in the port of Rotterdam is growing. Space has been planned for a conversion park on the Maasvlakte, where hydrogen can be produced for the port of Rotterdam. Various parties are also working out plans for importing green hydrogen. Earlier this week it was announced that Gasunie, HES International and Vopak want to build a terminal for the import of green ammonia as a hydrogen carrier.

For more information, visit the website of Port of Rotterdam.

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