The planned ‘Hydrogen Delta Network NL’ is set to be built on the area’s existing position for hydrogen and is expected to be implemented over the next few years.
According to a statement from North Sea Port, the network will be ‘open access’ and companies interested in the possibilities of the regional hydrogen infrastructure can contact either the port or Gasunie.
In order for a regional hydrogen infrastructure to work, the market needs to develop. Therefore, at the same time, North Sea Port is also developing a similar regional network in Belgium alongside the help of gas transport companies Fluxys and ArcelorMittal.
The Zeeland network is expected to connect to the national hydrogen infrastructure which is being developed by Gasunie in 2027. This will help the network connect to hydrogen storage facilities across Europe such as in Northern Netherlands, Germany, and other parts of Belgium.
Gasunie previously worked alongside North Sea Port to develop a hydrogen exchange. Bert Den Ouden represented the gas transport company while undertaking a study which revealed hydrogen certification and an index for price transparency would be needed to set up the exchange. Port authorities in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Groningen were also involved.