In the MoU, which was signed on 30. June 2021, the parties agree to collaborate on the development of a Green Hydrogen Hub in the Hirtshals region.
The MOU addresses several issues relevant for developing a Green Hydrogen Hub in Hirtshals. The common aim is making Port of Hirtshals as a strategic hub for Gen2Energy logistic activities and a bridgehead for transport of green hydrogen from Norway, such as bunkering renewable fuel for ships.
Port of Hirtshals and Gen2 Energy agree to collaborate regarding the production, supply and use of green hydrogen and oxygen for companies related to the harbour. The hydrogen production shall be based on commercially viable terms on site with electricity produced from existing and the new planned windmill park. Port of Hirtshals is committed to work with Gen2 Energy to create a commercially viable pathway for local production of green hydrogen and import of green hydrogen from Norway.
“Port of Hirtshals has an ideal location and represent great opportunities for Gen2 Energy in order to get entrance to the Danish wind power industry and thus get access to renewable energy as a basis for production of green hydrogen” says Jonas Meyer, Gen2 Energy CEO. “Port of Hirtshals has the potential to be an important strategic hub for Gen2 Energy and to bridge production of Green Hydrogen in Denmark and Norway with strong and promising markets in north-western part of Europe”.
“We are proud that Gen2 Energy has chosen the Port of Hirtshals as hub for their logistics activities and transport of green hydrogen, and it will undoubtedly boost our position as an important player in green port development. At the same time, it gives our existing customers new, green opportunities and leads the way for new companies – especially in the green segment”, says Steen Harding Hintze, Development Director of the Port of Hirtshals’ green development company which will be launched on 20 September 2021.
Part of the agreement is also that the parties will work to establish a container factory in Hirtshals for hydrogen transport out of Hirtshals and to introduce Gen2 Energy to downstream local end-users of green Hydrogen to demonstrate security of supply.
Gen2 Energy will get a designated area for their production, transport, and logistic activity in Port of Hirtshals.