Norwegian Hydrogen progresses with Geirangerfjord project

Norwegian Hydrogen will build refuelling stations locally in the fjord, both for marine and land-based refuelling.

Norwegian Hydrogen AS is moving forward with its project to establish green hydrogen production at Hellesylt within Q4 2023, two years before the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord shall be emission-free.

“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”, says Jens Berge CEO in Norwegian Hydrogen.

On May 19th, Norwegian Hydrogen signed a contract with the German company FEST for the supply of a complete hydrogen production and processing plant, with a total capacity of 1.300 kg of hydrogen a day. The plant consists of a containerized solution with a 3 MW electrolyzer based on PEM technology, compressor systems, and hydrogen storage.

Recently Norwegian Hydrogen announced a Nordic collaboration with FirstElement Fuel Inc and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to forge a network of hydrogen refuelling stations and accelerate the zero-emission hydrogen transportation market in the Nordic countries. Together, the team will forge a network of hydrogen refuelling stations capable of refuelling 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles in the Nordic region.

Jens Berge, CEO of Norwegian Hydrogen, said, “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,” Berge continues.

FEST CEO Matthias Authenrieth, said, “For FEST another milestone has been reached, by securing our first hydrogen production plant for the Norwegian market. This project marks the starting point for a stronger commitment to the Norwegian and Scandinavian hydrogen sector for FEST.”

“The contract is a major milestone for the Hellesylt Hydrogen Hub project and will ensure that Norwegian Hydrogen can provide our customers with green hydrogen by q4 2023”, says Project Manager Andreas Wenaas Østigård.

Zohaib Ali

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