DNV is assisting in the potential transition, having today (Jan 18) been contracted by FGSZ to assess the suitability for partial to full hydrogen transport in one of its pipelines.

Headquartered in Siofok, Hungary, FGSZ is owner and operator of the Hungarian high-pressure transmission natural gas pipeline system servicing gas distribution companies, power plants and large industrial consumers.

Under plans of the project FGSZ’s N600 system, consisting of a DN600 pipeline and valve station, will be evaluated for the transportation of hydrogen. Supporting this, FGSZ has set up different scenarios to assess the implications of exchanging natural gas with up to 100% gaseous hydrogen.

Prajeev Rasiah, Executive Vice-President for Energy Systems, Northern Europe at DNV, said, “Hydrogen will play a key role in deeply decarbonising Europe’s gas transportation industry and contributing to the European Union’s targets for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“We are delighted to secure this project with FGSZ and support them in navigating the risks and opportunities of the energy transition, ultimately accelerating the supply of decarbonised gas to their customers. This is an important step for FGSZ, and for Hungary, in contributing to the EU climate neutrality target by 2050.”

Victoria Monsma, Pipeline Integrity Specialist at DNV, added “The project involves DNV energy experts from the Netherlands and Germany, investigating the potential of hydrogen transportation options through the DN600 pipeline utilising expertise in pipeline material, safety, integrity, and pipeline inspection.

“It’s pleasing to see that the experience we are bringing from previous hydrogen studies in the UK, The Netherlands and Italy is really valued by FGSZ.”


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