Ports Enter Partnership on Hydrogen

By December 15, 2019 2   min read  (275 words)

December 15, 2019 |

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Groningen Seaports, Port of Amsterdam and Port of Den Helder are entering into a partnership in the field of hydrogen and will position themselves under the name Hydroports to become the hydrogen hub of Europe. 

The three ports made this known in a fun way during the traditional annual harbor dinner of Groningen Seaports. The long-term cooperation between the ports must lead to the development of an extensive hydrogen infrastructure in the north-west of the Netherlands. Dozens of concrete hydrogen projects are currently being developed there. The ultimate goal is to grow into Europe’s hydrogen hub.

The launch of Hydroports is essential to realize the hydrogen promise as soon as possible. Hydrogen plays an important role in the greening of industry and the development of sustainable transport and transport. In addition, it contributes to the Dutch climate objectives and ensures the development and maintenance of employment. Hydroports states that economic growth is green and the creation of the hydrogen hub fits in perfectly with that vision.

“The Netherlands Hydrogen Land”

Hydroports is also a partner of Mission H2. This is a collaboration with Shell, Gasunie, Stedin Groep and Remeha that is connected to TeamNL as a hydrogen coalition. In the run-up to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, hydrogen is being promoted as the future sustainable energy carrier under the motto ‘Nederland Waterstofand’.


At the Hydroport ports, the energy transition is a spearhead with a focus on hydrogen. There are already several initiatives in the field of hydrogen such as research and pilot projects, the development of hydrogen filling stations and the installation of hydrogen pipelines.


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