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International Projects

Planned projects for repurposing natural gas transmission pipelines to hydrogen

Eemshaven-Groningen-Seaports

Start Year 2026-31

Hydrogen network Netherlands

Gasunie will develop and operate the hydrogen network, which will consist of 85% repurposed natural gas pipelines. It will connect seaports with large industrial clusters in the Netherlands, storage facilities as well as neighbouring countries, Germany (Ruhr area and Hamburg) and Belgium.

nukleus

Start Year 2024

GET H2 Nukleus
Germany

Repurposing 122 km of existing Evonik and OGE pipelines to transport 100% hydrogen and construction of 14 km of a new hydrogen pipeline to connect to the Get H2 Nukleus project. It would supply hydrogen to BP refineries in Lingen and Ruhr Oel refinery in Gelsenkirchen, and to the Marl Chemical Park.

3 pillars

Start Year 2025-30

HyPerLink
Germany

HyPerLink envisions a hydrogen pipeline network to connect windpowered hydrogen production to storage and consumers in industrial and urban centres in northern Germany. It will mostly repurpose existing gas infrastructure.

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Start Year 2022-30

Green Octopus Belgium, Germany, Netherlands

Collaboration between Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands to establish a hydrogen network to integrate low-emission hydrogen produced from offshore wind and imports with storage facilities and demand.

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Start Year 2026-30

H2ercules 
Germany

H2ercules aims to link electrolysers, import terminals and storage facilities from the north with industrial consumers in the west and south of Germany, using mostly repurposed pipelines. The estimated cost is EUR 3.5 billion. Thyssenkrupp has signalled their interest. RWE intends to build at least 2 GW of H2-ready gas-fired power stations close to the planned H2ercules pathway. The Get H2 Nukleus project is part of H2ercules.

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Start Year 2026-30

H2ercules 
Germany

H2ercules aims to link electrolysers, import terminals and storage facilities from the north with industrial consumers in the west and south of Germany, using mostly repurposed pipelines. The estimated cost is EUR 3.5 billion. Thyssenkrupp has signalled their interest. RWE intends to build at least 2 GW of H2-ready gas-fired power stations close to the planned H2ercules pathway. The Get H2 Nukleus project is part of H2ercules.

project union

Start Year 2030

Project Union
United Kingdom

Project Union hydrogen network aims to link industrial clusters and repurpose around 25% of the existing gas transmission pipelines. National Grid will carry out a feasibility study in 2022-23 to assess which pipelines could be repurposed and additional infrastructure needs.

danis

Start Year 2030

Danish-German Hydrogen network
Denmark, Germany

The planned hydrogen network from Esbjerg (340 km, 63% repurposed pipelines) or Holstebro (440 km, 48% repurposed) in Denmark to industrial demand centres in Hamburg, Germany. Energinet and Gasunie have signed a memorandum of understanding to continue analyses. Pipelines in Germany would also be part of the HyPerLink project.

snam

Start Year 2030

Snam 2030 vision
Italy

Snam has verified the compatibility of its existing natural gas pipelines for hydrogen, identifying that 99% of its network is ready to transport 100% hydrogen, 70% of it with no or limited pressure reduction. The Snam 2030 vision aims to spend around EUR 3 billion to repurpose the gas network from Sicily to the north of Italy.

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Catalina
Spain

Catalina would link hydrogen production in the area of Aragón to demand centres on the Spain’s east cost (Valencia) for production of green ammonia, other industrial uses and blending.

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