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Together, these parties contribute to the Paris climate goals.


Who contributes to a cleaner climate? With the HyTransPort hydrogen pipeline, HyNetwork Services and the Port of Rotterdam Authority provide an important precondition for switching to clean production and energy. Without cooperation, we will not achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement in Rotterdam. The hydrogen pipeline is therefore also an invitation to companies to join us in making rapid progress towards a clean future. Our current planning is that the hydrogen pipeline will be put into operation at the end of 2024/early 2025.

What does HyTransPort bring to companies?


CO2-free hydrogen is a clean fuel and raw material for heavy industry, petrochemicals and heavy transport. The Port Authority and HyNetwork Services are investing in the necessary hydrogen infrastructure to give the energy transition a strong boost in the Netherlands. Rotterdam is home to one of the largest chemical industry clusters in Europe and the port is Europe’s most important logistics hub. Both parties are developing this hydrogen pipeline in order to be able to supply clean hydrogen to our clients in the port, and in the long term the hinterland in the Netherlands and North-western Europe. That contributes to three goals.

A clean climate

Using hydrogen, HyTransPort makes it easy to make a clean energy carrier available in the entire Rotterdam port area, including via import terminals.
The switch to hydrogen is a strategic step in the decarbonisation of the port. Every year, the Port of Rotterdam with all its activities still accounts for approximately 14% of the national CO2 emissions. This should be reduced by half by 2030. Carbon-neutral hydrogen enables (heavy) industry, chemical industry and heavy transport to switch to fuels without impact on the climate.

The green energy port of Europe

HyTransPort is the connecting link to ensure that Rotterdam retains its position as the most important energy port in Europe. The pipeline will soon connect the Port of Rotterdam to North-western Europe. The first phase ends in Pernis. Then there will be a follow-up for the connection to the national hydrogen backbone of HyNetwork Services, the Delta Corridor and the hydrogen network of North-western Europe.

13% of European energy already comes in via Rotterdam. The ambition of the Port of Rotterdam Authority is to have 500 megawatts of electrolyser capacity in the port by 2024. By 2030, the Port of Rotterdam Authority wants to have at least 2 gigawatts of capacity. The green hydrogen produced in the conversion park finds its way to customers via HyTransPort.
The first memoranda of understanding with, among others, Portugal, Oman, Chile, Canada, Australia and Brazil for the supply of green hydrogen have already been signed. Rotterdam occupies a strategic position for importing hydrogen to meet the demand from the Netherlands and North-western Europe, such as for heavy industry in North Rhine-Westphalia. The construction of HyTransPort means that this position will be strengthened with regard to green energy.

Future-proof employment opportunities

In addition to achieving climate goals, employment opportunities in the port and surrounding region will also be created. CE Delft calculated that investing in the hydrogen economy could provide the Netherlands with 6,000 to 17,300 jobs by 2030 and even 16,400 to 92,400 jobs in 2050.
The Port of Rotterdam is already a jobs engine for the Netherlands and it would like to maintain or strengthen this position. The import, production and transport of hydrogen ensure sustainable and future-proof employment in Rotterdam.

Specifications


The hydrogen pipeline is designed for large-scale transport of high-quality hydrogen through the Port of Rotterdam. The capacity is sufficient for a broad start-up of the hydrogen economy in the Rijnmond Region.

  • The 1st phase of the pipeline extends across 32 kilometres
  • The pipeline is part of the national hydrogen network, which will connect the HIC to storage and other Dutch and German clusters in 2027.
  • The pipeline has a diameter of 24” inches
  • The pressure in the pipeline is between 30 and 50 bar
See more information about the project here

Our commercial process


If you want to connect to the open access pipeline of HyTransPort, we will go through the following steps together.

1 – We conclude an NDA
Once you have registered, we will conclude a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). With this we agree that confidential information will be treated confidentially.

2 – Expression of Interest
When your plans for the supply or purchase of hydrogen have progressed far enough to work out the connection to HyTransPort and the use of the transport network, we are happy to record our intentions in an Expression of Interest. In the Expression of Interest, your interest in our services is formalized so that we can take this into account in the further development of the service and the network.

3 – Conditional Transport & Connection Agreements
If both parties need it, we conclude a conditional set of contracts prior to the final transport & connection agreements. This contains our joint agreements for your purchase or delivery of hydrogen via the hydrogen pipeline of HyTransPort.

4 – Transport & Connection Agreements
With the transport agreement we legally establish that your company can connect to the network and/or transport hydrogen through the HyTransPort pipeline.

The documents will be concluded with Hynetwork Services, a 100% subsidiary of Gasunie and intended operator of the national hydrogen network.

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Interested? Get in touch with us

Would you like to be connected to HyTransPort? Please contact our commercial experts.

Anouk van den Berg, A.N.van.den.Berg@gasunie.nl+31 (0)6 31037649
Mark Stoelinga, ma.stoelinga@portofrotterdam.com+31 (0)6 52845294

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