Varanger Kraft Group has decided to organize the development work on hydrogen in a separate company.
The new subsidiary Varanger KraftHydrogen AS main task is to run the research project Haeolus.
Haeolus will demonstrate for the first time a 2,5 MW PEM electrolyser with a single-cell stack: a unique PEM cell stack, developed by Hydrogenics, will contain up to 420 cells. It will analyse the data from this electrolyser and benchmark against the results from other EU projects.
The company will work on the development of hydrogen based on wind power from Raggovidda now in its Phase 2. It will conduct research and development of a new scalable design for the production of hydrogen in gaseous form.
The pilot plant established in Berlevåg is scheduled to be ready for operation by late autumn of 2019. The project has a budget of 6.9 million EURO and is financed by the EU through Horizon 2020 and FCH2 JU
Chairman of the Board is CEO of Varanger Kraft AS, Terje Skansen and General manager is Civil Engineer Christian Bue.
Varanger Kraft AS is owned by municipalities Sør-Varanger, Vadsø, Deatnu / Tana, Båtsfjord, Berlevåg, Vardø and Unjàrga / Nesseby. The Group has its main activity in the production, transmission and sale of electric power, and has 16,350 customers in the 14,000 km2 Varanger region. The Group has 150 employees at the head office in Vadsø and departments at Hesseng, Skogfoss, Varangerbotn, Berlevåg, Båtsfjord and Vardø.