The Danish seaport has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Norwegian Gen2 Energy to locally produce green hydrogen and take care of imports from Norway.
The agreement also covers the set up of a container factory in Hirtshals for exporting hydrogen, thus demonstrating the security of supply.
The parties intend to use electricity generated by wind farms to produce hydrogen.
"We are proud that Gen2 Energy has chosen the Port of Hirtshals as a hub for their logistics activities and transport of green hydrogen, and it will undoubtedly boost our position as an important player in green port development," Steen Harding Hintze, Development Director of the Port of Hirtshals' green development company (to be launched this September), commented.
He added, "At the same time, it gives our existing customers new, green opportunities and leads the way for new companies - especially in the green segment."
Photo: Gen2 Energy