Green hydrogen will be at the core of the project and will interconnect various corresponding hydrogen hotspots in Germany providing a basis to expand hydrogen operations and its capabilities.

TES believes an acceleration of its project will be fully consistent with and supportive of the strategic priorities of sustainability and diversification of energy supply, by accommodating the handling of gas imports alongside imports of green gas in the early stages.

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TES expects that this will accelerate the possibilities to achieve Germany’s sustainability goals but also prevent future stranded assets.

The hydrogen produced here will be exported across the globe whilst also being used for industry, electricity generation, green steel production, hydrogen mobility, and also being fed into the natural gas network to decarbonise residential areas.

Paul van Poecke, Founder and Managing Director at Tree Energy Solutions, said, “We are now planning further work to ensure an operational start of phase one by winter 2025 at scale.

“In view of our planned full scale (we are planning six independent tanks combined with 6 ship-berths using a novel approach with minimal environmental and visual impact), we are also willing to constructively accommodate any alternative gas importers and still ensure Third Party access in line with current DG Energy regulations and practices.

“TES welcomes participation from other parties on the condition that it accelerates the project and does not jeopardise the long-term clean and green energy ambitions that are core to the TES DNA. TES also believes that managing the current crisis should be done in such a way that long-term climate targets will and do not need to be compromised.

“The TES-Wilhelmshaven project is a unique project that can exactly do this.

“The TES-Wilhelmshaven project is unique in its ability to achieve Germany’s and Europe’s plans to decarbonise in a sustainable way at an industrial scale whilst carefully and prudently navigating the current energy crisis.

“TES believes that its fully sustainable Wilhelmshaven-project deserves at least the same if not stronger support compared to alternative traditional LNG-terminal initiatives considering the concurrent climate crisis.”

Making hydrogen happen

This March, H2 View will explore A Climate for Action and Investment in Europe in an immersive virtual event that features some of the leading stakeholders and influencers in hydrogen, including a Women in Green Hydrogen panel.

Confirmed speakers include the Hydrogen Europe, Clean Hydrogen Partnership, FiveT Hydrogen, Airbus, Nel, BMW, Michelin and more.

Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.

To book your ticket for €79, click here.