Netherlands starts work on the hydrogen highway
Hydrogen plays a vital part in the transition to renewables with Amsterdam being a key player. The Netherlands' innovation and state-of-the-art infrastructure is a leading example and is paving the way for European nations to follow.
The first hydrogen hub in Europe
The Netherlands has officially commenced the construction of a 1200-kilometre hydrogen network, which will be built by Gasunie’s associate company called Hynetwork. It will connect the nation's vital industrial zones and extend its reach into Germany and Belgium. Estimated to cost around €1.5 billion to build, the hydrogen roadmap is set to be completed by 2030.
In the journey towards green energy, hydrogen plays a pivotal role. Particularly green hydrogen which can be manufactured using renewable sources, such as wind and solar power. In an effort to ensure that the hydrogen pipeline is as sustainable as possible, many of the pipes in the network will be repurposed natural gas pipelines.
Amsterdam already key player in green hydrogen
Amsterdam has already been a driving force in advancing green hydrogen solutions in the Netherlands, with the Port of Amsterdam hosting the H2era project, Europe's largest hydrogen plant. The Port of Amsterdam, characterised by its exceptional multimodal links to the rest of Europe and state-of-the-art infrastructure, serves as a prime example of how urban areas can approach the transition to green energy.
As the construction moves forward, it’s only a matter of time before Amsterdam’s key hydrogen facilities are connected to the rest of the hydrogen highway across the country – Laying a solid foundation for the Netherlands’ commitment to pursuing a greener, more sustainable future.