Originally initiated in 2019, the hub is aiming to develop and demonstrate a supply chain for green hydrogen, with a focal point in the UNESCO world heritage area of the Geiranger fjord.
In addition to providing green hydrogen, the project aims to develop sustainable solutions to utilise the by-products oxygen and heat, to realise the full potential of green hydrogen production.
Another key goal of the project is to develop a solution for high-capacity maritime fuelling of hydrogen to unlock the maritime potential.
The plant will produce its hydrogen from a 3MW electrolyser situated at the hydrogen hub. The hydrogen produced here is also expected to be used within the maritime sector as a means to provide zero-carbon emission fuel.
Jens Berge, CEO of Norwegian Hydrogen, said, “We have now put our plans into action in Hellesylt. Located close to the UNESCO world heritage area of the Geiranger fjord, we are very happy to be able to deliver green hydrogen to our customers in need for a solution for zero-emission energy, years before the deadline for zero-emission-mobility-only in the fjord, which is January 1st 2026.
“We mean business. With this contract we put an end to the ‘chicken-and-egg problem’ in this region.
“Our focus is to build production and infrastructure in the entire Nordic region, but we start at Hellesylt, and this contract proves that we mean business. We are doers, and this shows that we are trustworthy with our plans.
“The experience we are getting with this project is very valuable and will help us moving further with our plans in the Nordic region.”
North American Hydrogen Summit
H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.
As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.
With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?
If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.
Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.